Spergula arvensis

Family (Traditional)Caryophyllaceae
SpeciesSpergula arvensis L.
Common NameCorn Spurry
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)

** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Spergula arvense Spergula arvense
Spergula arvense var. arvense Spergula arvense var. arvense L.
Spergula arvensis subsp. arvensis Spergula arvensis subsp. arvensis L.
Spergula arvensis subsp. sativa Spergula arvensis subsp. sativa
Spergula arvensis var. sativa Spergula arvensis var. sativa (Boenn.) Mert. & W.D.J.Koch
Spergula sativa Spergula sativa Boenn.
Spergularia arvensis Spergularia arvensis

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos