Taxon  Report   7709 
Spergularia macrotheca  (Hornem. ex Cham. & Schltdl.) Heynh.
Large flowered sand spurry,  Sticky sand spurry, Sticky sandspurry
Spergularia macrotheca
© 2010 Vernon Smith
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Spergularia macrotheca
© 2009 Ron Wolf
Spergularia macrotheca
© Corsi 2013 California Academy of Sciences
Spergularia macrotheca, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Spergularia macrotheca
© 2009 Ron Wolf
Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Alkali Sink, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: canyons, coastal, freshwater-marsh
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Spergularia macrotheca
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 20, 2018).

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