Taxon  Report   7713    
Spergularia marina  (L.) Besser
Salt marsh sand spurry
Spergularia marina
© 2012 Robert Sikora
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CalPhotos / Calflora
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
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Genus: Spergularia
Communities: Coastal Strand, Alkali Sink, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Spergularia salina

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Spergularia marina var. tenuis
ICPN: Spergularia salina
ICPN: Lepigonum tenue
More information about  Spergularia marina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).