Spergula arvensis L.  
Family: Caryophyllaceae
corn spurry
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Etymology: Spergula: from the Latin spargere, "to scatter," from sowing seeds for early forage in Europe
Plants: erect, annual, 4"-12" tall, succulent forb
Leaves: narrow, with small appendage at the base, 6-8 appearing whorled at the nodes in 2 opposite sets leaf drawing
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/8" wide; blooms May-Aug.
Fruits: capsule with many roundish, dark seeds
Habitat: dry; woods, forests
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
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