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Illustration Spergula pentandra0.jpg
Spergula pentandra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Spergula

Spergula is a genus of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae. Their usual English name is spurry[1] or spurrey.[2] Commonly found in grassland, the genus originated in the northern hemisphere, but is now found worldwide.[citation needed]


Species include:[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Spergula". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Spurrey", Merriam-Webster online
  3. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved August 12, 2016
  4. ^ USDA GRIN Taxonomy, retrieved 12 August 2016