Taxon  Report   7713 
Spergularia marina  (L.) Besser
Salt marsh sand spurry
Spergularia marina
© 2014 Neal Kramer
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Spergularia marina
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Spergularia marina
© 2008 Jorg Fleige
Spergularia marina, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Spergularia marina
© 2012 Robert Sikora
Genus: Spergularia
Coastal Strand, Alkali Sink, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, freshwater-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Spergularia salina
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ICPN: Spergularia marina var. tenuis
ICPN: Spergularia salina
ICPN: Lepigonum tenue
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Aug 20, 2018).

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