Spergula pentandra L. APNI*
Description: Erect herb, glabrous in all parts.
Leaves linear, 5–20 mm long, c. 2 mm wide.
Pedicels 3–20 mm long, not usually sharply deflexed after flowering. Sepals c. 3 mm long. Stamens 5.
Capsule broad-ovoid; seeds flattened, 2–2.5 mm in diam., with a scarious wing as wide as the diam. of the seed body.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually smaller than S. arvensis. Uncommon weed of disturbed ground. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *SWP
Other Australian states: *Vic.
Text by A. Doust
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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