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Spergula Arvensis

Botanical Name:

Spergula arvensis

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Erect branching herb up to 60 cm. or more tall; branches cylindric, glabrous or sparsely glandular-pubescent above.

Fruit

Capsule ovoid or sub-globose, splitting about 2/3 of the way down into 5 valves, exserted for c. 2 mm. from the persistent perianth.

Taxonomy

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Genus

Spergula

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