Spergula arvensis L.

Common name

English: Corn Spurrey, Starwort

German: Acker Spergel

Mandarin: ňĄžšł¬ŔŹë (da zhua cao)

Portuguese: Erva-aranha, Esp├ęrgula

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Caryophyllales (100)

        Family: Caryophyllaceae (35) (family description)

          Genus: Spergula (1)

           Epithet: arvensis L. (11)

Synonym: Spergula sativa Boenn.

arvensis => growing in fields

sativa => sown, planted, cultivated, not wild

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Spergula arvensis at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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