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Spergularia canadensis

Spergularia canadensis (Pers.) G. Don

Canadian Sandspurry

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)


USDA Symbol: SPCA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , CA , CT , MA , ME , NH , NY , OR , RI , WA
Canada: NB , NS , PE

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Spergularia canadensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Spergularia canadensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Spergularia canadensis


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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