Spergula arvensis var. sativa, an
annual herb originating in Europe, lives wild in fields or
grasslands, growing to 30-50cm in height, with glandular hairs on
upper stems, peduncles, and leaves. The leaves are linear, 1.5-4cm
long; phyllotaxis is correctly opposite but seemingly in-whorls as
axils give too many brachyblasts with short internodes. Stem tips
are sparsely set white flowers with five sepals and petals 3-4mm
long. Bloom time: April-August.