Corn Spurrey, Spergula arvensis, is a summer or winter annual broadleaf plant, and its seeds buried in the soil can survive for several years.
Corn Spurrey is present in well drained, sandy soils – it is a sign, that your soil structure is relatively good. Corn Spurrey likes soils which are high in minerals. It may, however, indicate low Calcium levels in your soil.
Roadsides, farmland, sand dunes, and coniferous woodland are typical habitats of Corn Spurrey. It is known that few insects and pathogens can attack corn spurry, while an arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungal inoculum has been shown to be effective in reducing the biomass of weeds.