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CORN SPURREY Spergula arvensis (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 30cm. Straggling stickily hairy annual. A weed of arable land with sandy soils. FLOWERS are 4-7mm across and have 5 whitish petals (May-Aug). FRUITS are capsules; longer than sepals and drooping at first. LEAVES are narrow and borne in whorls along the stems. STATUS-Widespread but not as common as it used to be, due to herbicide use.