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Spergula arvensis, the corn spurry,[1] is a species of plant in the genus Spergula.[2]

Spergula arvensis
Gewone spurrie plant Spergula arvensis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Spergula
Species: S. arvensis
Binomial name
Spergula arvensis

It is the county flower of Montgomeryshire in the United Kingdom.

It is considered a cosmopolitan agricultural weed.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Spergula arvensis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b New, June K. (1961). "Spergula Arvensis L". Journal of Ecology. 49 (1): 205–215. doi:10.2307/2257434. JSTOR 2257434. 
  3. ^ "Spergula arvensis (corn spurry)".