Taxon  Report   7716 
Spergularia rubra  (L.) J. Presl & C. Presl
Purple sand spurry,  Red sandspurry, Ruby sandspurry
Spergularia rubra
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
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Spergularia rubra
© 2008 Keir Morse
Spergularia rubra
© 2008 Keir Morse
Spergularia rubra, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Spergularia rubra
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Spergularia
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed, disturbed
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Spergularia rubra var. perennans
PLANTS: Tissa rubra
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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: Jul 16, 2018).

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