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Spergularia salina (Salt sandspurry)
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Spergularia salina

Spergularia salina J. Presl & C. Presl

Salt Sandspurry

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Synonym(s): Spergularia alata, Spergularia leiosperma, Spergularia marina, Spergularia marina var. leiosperma, Spergularia marina var. simonii, Spergularia marina var. tenuis, Spergularia salina var. tenuis, Spergularia sparsiflora, Spergularia tenuis var. involucrata, Tissa marina, Tissa tenuis

USDA Symbol: SPSA5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , FL , GA , ID , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , TX , UT , VA , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

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


Record Modified: 2014-11-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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