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Greater Sea-spurrey, Spergularia media Family: Caryophyllaceae
Spergularia media   *   Greater Sea-spurrey / Perennial Sea-spurrey

Flowering time: June - September. Perennial

Habitat: Coastal on muddy or gravelly shorelines and salt marshes.

A creeping or +/- ascending plant with small, pointed, fleshy leaves and pink or pinky-white flowers. The petals are as long or longer than the sepals and most seeds have a membranous wing. Height to 30cm.
Host to the fungal rust Uromyces sparsus

Similar: Lesser Sea-spurrey, S. marina. Sepals longer than petals


Greater Sea-spurrey, Spergularia media

Greater Sea-spurrey, Spergularia media
Studland, Dorset. June 2007

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