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Last updated 2/14/2021 by David Giblin.
Spergula arvensis L.[FNA5, HC, HC2]
corn spurry

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)."


» New, J. K. 1961. Biological flora of the British Isles. Spergula arvensis L. (S. sativa Boenn., S. vulgaris Boenn.). J. Ecol. 49: 205-215.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Spergula arvense L. var. sativa (Boenn.) Rchb.[FMR]