Irish wildflowers





Corn Spurrey
Spergula arvensis
Corrán lin
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering time: May-September. Annual. Probably introduced.

Small white flowers, 5 petals slightly longer than sepals. Narrow fleshy leaves
are in two clusters, merging to give a whorled appearance. Weak, branched
stems, sprawling/ascending. Glandular hairy plant. Height: 10-35cm

Common on acidic sandy wasteland, arable land.


     


    
Photographs above: Ballingeary, Co.Cork. October 2007

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