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2. Spergula arvensis L., Sp. Pl. 440. 1753. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:731.1867; Edgew. & Hook. f. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:243.1874; Kashyap, Lah. Dist. Fl. 40. 1936; J. A. Ratter in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:93.1967 & in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 144.28.1980; Stewart in Pak. J. For. 17 (4):485.1967 & Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 253.1972.


  • Spergula vulgaris Boem.

    Annual, stems ascending, 12-25 cm, glabrous, ± glandular pubescent above. Leaves in false whorls, 10-35 mm, linear-subulate, channeled below. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered cymes. Pedicel often pubescent, slender. Petals white, obovate, entire, as long as or slightly exceeding the sepals. Capsule ovoid, longer than the sepals. Seeds 1-2 mm, subglobase, papillose or not, keeled or with a narrow wing.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: Described from Europe. Hb. Linn. 604/1 (LINN).

    Distribution: Cosmopolitan.

    I have seen only a single specimen.


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