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Taxon: Spergula arvensis L.

 
Genus: Spergula
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Subfamily: Paronychioideae
Tribe: Polycarpeae
Nomen number: 35219
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:440. 1753
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/358459
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 15-Jun-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 18 (8 active, 8 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • corn spurrey  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • starwort  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • stickwort  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • corn spurry  (Source: ICAW) - English (Canada)
  • spargoute des champs  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • spourier  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • spargoute des champs  (Source: ICAW) - French (Canada)
  • Acker-Spark  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • Acker-Spergel  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • nohara-tsume-kusa  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • espérgula  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • esparcilla  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • åkerspergel  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • da zhua cao  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • spergel  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian
  • torica posevnaja  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide F USSR; F NAmer)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal, [Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (n.), Morocco

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Israel, Lebanon, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia, [Eastern Siberia] Russian Federation-Western Siberia [Western Siberia]

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation-European part, [European part (n. & c.)] Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Azores]
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Lesotho, South Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Korea

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan
    • MALESIA: Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: Greenland
    • Canada, United States

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: New Caledonia

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Jamaica
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay


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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=35219. Accessed 22 September 2019.