Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Spergula arvensis L. image
Photographer: Gary Fewless           

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Family Caryophyllaceae
Spergula arvensis L.
corn spurry
Spergula: from the Latin spargere, "to scatter," from sowing seeds for early forage in Europe
arvensis: of planted fields
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-12" tall, succulent forb
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/8" wide; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:capsule with many roundish, dark seeds
Leaf:narrow, with small appendage at the base, 6-8 appearing whorled at the nodes in 2 opposite sets leaf drawing
Habitat: dry; woods, forests

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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