Spergularia rubra (L.) J.Presl & C.Presl

  • 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

    Spergularia rubra (L.) J.Presl & C.Presl

  • Description

    Species Description - Simple or much-branched annual or short-lived perennial, prostrate or ascending, 5–30 cm, glabrous or sparsely glandular-hairy above; lvs linear-filiform, mucronate, scarcely fleshy, 3.5–35 × 0.4–1.2 mm; stipules triangular-acuminate, 2.5–5 mm; sep 3.5–5 mm, lanceolate; pet consistently pink, shorter than the sep; stamens (6–)10; fr 3.5–5 mm; seed 0.4–0.6 mm, papillate, wingless; 2n=36, 54. Native of Europe, intr. as a weed in sandy or gravelly soil from Nf. to Mich., Wis., and B.C., s. to Md., Ala., N.M., and Calif. May–Sept. (Tissa r.)

  • Common Names

    roadside sand-spurrey