Spergula arvensis L. - Corn Spurry
Family - Caryophyllaceae
Stems - No info yet.
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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.