FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Spergula arvensis, Corn Spurrey

Spergula arvensis; the Corn Spurrey is the only common Icelandic member of the Pink family that has whorled leaves. Also characteristic are the heavy-glandular stems. It grows on moist grounds but also in disturbed grounds like roadsides and waste grounds. It is common in the south-eastern and south-western regions of Iceland.

It is a member of the Pink family (Caryophyllaceae). The Icelandic name of this species is Skurfa.

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A brief introduction to Iceland plants
Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk - unless stated otherwise


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