Taxon  Report   7716    
Spergularia rubra  (L.) J. Presl & C. Presl
Purple sand spurry,  Red sandspurry, Ruby sandspurry
Spergularia rubra, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.

Bloom Period
Genus: Spergularia
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed, disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Spergularia rubra var. perennans
PLANTS: Tissa rubra
More information about  Spergularia rubra
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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: Dec 12, 2019).