Spergula arvensis

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Spergula arvensis L.
  • Common Name : Corn Spurry
  • Plant Family : Caryophyllaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Spergula arvensis Plant :

  • Habit : An erect, suberect or diffuse, glabrous or glabrescent herbs.
  • Leaves : Linear-subulate, somewhat fleshy.
  • Inflorescence : Terminal, subumbellate cymes.
  • Flowers : White, stalked.
  • Fruit :
    • Capsule ovate or subglobose, glabrous.
    • Seeds many, black or dark-brown, granulose or papillose, minutely winged.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : October - January
  • Significance : A weed in cultivated fields.