Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 440. 1753.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: FNA5: "Spergula arvensis is often a significant weed in sandy crop lands, but it is sometimes used as a forage crop in areas with poor, sandy soils; it was intentionally introduced to Crawford County, Michigan, in 1888 (O. Clute and O. Palmer 1893)."