Spergularia canadensis (Pers.) D.Don

  • 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 canadensis (Pers.) G.Don

  • Description

    Species Description - Prostrate or decumbent, much-branched annual to 25 cm, glabrous below the infl; lvs 6–45 × 0.6–2 mm, blunt, fleshy; stipules deltoid, 1–2.8 mm; sep ovate, 2.2–3.2 mm, obtuse, glabrous; pet white or pink, equaling or shorter than the sep; stamens 2–5; fr 3.5–5 mm; seed 0.8–1.4 mm, minutely reticulate or ridged, with or without an erose wing. Muddy or sandy tidal areas; Nf. and Que. to N.Y.; Alas. to Calif. July–Sept. (Tissa c.)

  • Common Names

    northern sand-spurrey