Calflora
Taxon  Report   9630    
Spergula arvensis  L.
Corn spurry
Spergula arvensis
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Spergula arvensis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Spergula arvensis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Spergula arvensis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Spergula arvensis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE  
Genus: Spergula
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Spergula arvensis ssp. arvensis
PLANTS: Spergula arvensis ssp. sativa
PLANTS: Spergula arvensis var. sativa
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More information about  Spergula arvensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SPAR)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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