Taxon: Arenaria serpyllifolia L.

 
Genus: Arenaria
Family: Caryophyllaceae
  Subfamily: Alsinoideae
      Tribe: Alsineae
Nomen number: 3943
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:423. 1753
Name Verified on: 09-May-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide L Edible Pl)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide R. K. Rabeler, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (adventitious in South America fide Yin et al., Agric Ecosyst Envir 2005)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan
    • Malesia: Philippines - Luzon
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; United States
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Hispaniola
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image