Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Corn Spurry
Spergularia arvensis
of the Pink family
an annual
7 -40 cm high
blooms June-August
likes cultivated land and bare ground
can be seen in the Gallops

In ancient times the seed grains of this plant were ground and mixed with other grains such as oats and linseed and eaten as a gruel. Nowadays farmers consider the plant to be a pest since it can seriously affect the crop yeild. However it is still cultaved as a fodder crop in some areas of Europe.