Vaccaria hispanica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaryophyllaceaeVaccariaVaccaria hispanica


An annual found in hedges, waste places, tips and cultivated ground, usually only as a casual, but occasionally becoming established. Lowland.



World Distribution

Apparently native to S.E. Europe & S.W. Asia, but now a very widespread weed in both N. and S. hemispheres.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1986)