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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Spergula||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Spergula arvensis L.
Habit: Plant glabrous or generally glandular-hairy. Stem: 10--40+ cm; base +- branched. Leaf: 1--5 cm, +- linear; tip blunt to abruptly pointed; margin often strongly rolled under. Inflorescence: bracts like stipules, often +- purple; pedicels erect to ascending, in fruit spreading to reflexed. Flower: sepals +- acute to rounded, margin widely scarious, ribs often 3, weak; petals ovate, persistent in fruit. Seed: 1--1.5 mm diam, +- spheric, with +- white, club-shaped papillae or minutely roughened. Chromosomes: 2n=18,36.
Ecology: Open slopes, pine woodland, sand dunes, fields, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoRO, n SNH, GV, CW (exc SCoRI), SCo; Distribution Outside California: scattered in North America, native to Europe. Flowering Time: Spring--early summer
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Spergula arvensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45074, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.