Spergula arvensis L. - Corn Spurry

Spergula arvensis plant

Family - Caryophyllaceae

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Spergula arvensis stem

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Spergula arvensis leaves

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Spergula arvensis flower

Spergula arvensis calyx

Flowering - May - October.

Habitat - Waste ground, cultivated sites, disturbed sites, railroads.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - This interesting but weedy species has been reported in just 3 Missouri counties thus far. The plant can be identified by its ascending stems, whorled, thin leaves, glandular-pubescent pedicels, and small white flowers. A single plant can produce many flowers and seeds and thus, become a persistent spring weed.

Photographs taken at Auburn University, AL., 2-19-05.


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