Vaccaria hispanica (Mill.) Rauschert

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Vaccaria hispanica (Mill.) Rauschert

  • Description

    Species Description - Taprooted annual, 2–6 dm, branched above, glabrous and glaucous; cauline lvs 5–10 × 2–4 cm, lanceolate to lance-ovate, acute, clasping or the lower connate; cal 12–17 mm, ovoid or flask-shaped; pet 18–22 mm, pink, the blade 6–8 mm, obovate, retuse; stamens exsert; fr 6–8 mm; seeds 2–2.6 mm, minutely tuberculate, reddish-brown to black; 2n=30. Native of Europe, widely distributed as a weed through temperate N. Amer. (V. pyramidata; V. segetalis; V. vaccaria; Saponaria vaccaria)