Taxon  Report   7714    
Spergularia media  (L.) C. Presl
Coast sand spurry,  Sand spurry
Spergularia media
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
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Spergularia media
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Spergularia media
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Spergularia media, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Spergularia media
© 2013 Vernon Smith
Genus: Spergularia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN

PLANTS accepted name:
Spergularia maritima

More information about  Spergularia media
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 20, 2019).