Corn Spurry

Corn Spurry

Spergula arvensis


Dropseed, Seashore, Spergula arvensis var. sativa, Spergula sativum, Spurrey

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Summer or winter annual
Growth Habit: Upright or spreading form, branching from base
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Hairs: Can have short hairs that are sticky
Leaf Structure: Simple thin bright green
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite and whorls at the stem nodes
Root Type: Taproot with secondary finely branched roots
Flower Color: Small white five-petaled flowers at tje end of the flowering stem.


Similar Species

  • Pearlwort, Birdseye Sagina procumbens
  • Carpetweed Mollugo verticillatus
  • Sand Spurry Spergularia rubra

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control option not available
  • Post Emergence: Selective control option not available

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