Taxon  Report   7709    
Spergularia macrotheca  (Hornem. ex Cham. & Schltdl.) Heynh.
Large flowered sand spurry,  Sticky sand spurry, Sticky sandspurry
Spergularia macrotheca
© 2009 Ron Wolf
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Spergularia macrotheca
© 2018 John Doyen
Spergularia macrotheca
© 2013 Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Spergularia macrotheca, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Spergularia macrotheca
© 2010 Vernon Smith
Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Alkali Sink, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: canyons, coastal, freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Spergularia macrotheca
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).