Taxon: Spergula morisonii Boreau

Genus: Spergula
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Subfamily: Paronychioideae
Tribe: Polycarpeae
Nomen number: 317450
Place of publication: Rev. Bot. Recueil Mens. 2:424. 1847
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Jun-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Nov-2008
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • Morrison's spurrey  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • pearlwort spurrey  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • Frühlings-Spark  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • Frühlings-Spergel  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide F NAmer)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Netherlands ; Poland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Norway ; Sweden
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria ; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Northern America

    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Massachusetts, New Jersey
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Maryland


  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares. (F Iberica)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen Atlas florae europaeae. (Atlas Eur)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)


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