Taxon: Spergula arvensis L.

 
Genus: Spergula
Family: Caryophyllaceae
  Subfamily: Paronychioideae
      Tribe: Polycarpeae
Nomen number: 35219
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:440. 1753
Name Verified on: 15-Jun-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 18 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • corn spurrey  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • starwort  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • stickwort  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • spargoute des champs  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • spourier  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • 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 (fide F AlaskHul; F NAmer)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia - Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Israel; Lebanon; Turkey
  • 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; Iceland; 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:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    • 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

    • : Canada; United States
    • Subarctic America: Greenland
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Jamaica
    • Central America: Guatemala
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru

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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image