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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, ascending to erect, taprooted. Leaf: opposite but appearing whorled due to axillary clusters of 16--30 per node; stipules 1--2 mm, ovate to triangular, entire, scarious, white; vein 1. Inflorescence: terminal; flowers several to many; pedicels 40+ mm. Flower: sepals 5, +- free, 2.5--5 mm, elliptic to +- ovate, glandular-hairy; petals 5, 2.5--4 mm, entire, white; stamens 5 or 10; styles 5, 0.3--0.6 mm. Fruit: capsule, ovoid; valves 5, spreading to +- recurved. Seed: several, +- black.
Species In Genus: 5 species: temperate Eurasia. Etymology: (Latin: to scatter, from sowing seeds for early forage in Eur)
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Silene vulgaris
Next taxon: Spergula arvensis
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Spergula, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10860, accessed on December 09, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 09, 2016.