Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 88. 1753.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: FNA5: "The first collection from the western United States was made in 1926 and the species has since spread to various disturbed sites in the Pacific Northwest. Several plants in two recent collections from Oregon (e.g., Joyal 463, OSC) are infected with an ovary smut (Microbotryum sp.), the first evidence of such infection on Holosteum in North America known to us."