Taxon  Report   7716    
Spergularia rubra  (L.) J. Presl & C. Presl
Purple sand spurry,  Red sandspurry, Ruby sandspurry
Spergularia rubra
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Spergularia rubra
© 2014 James Gonsman
Spergularia rubra
© 2014 Richard Chasey
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
© 2014 Dee Warenycia
Genus: Spergularia
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed, disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Spergularia rubra var. perennans
PLANTS: Tissa rubra
More information about  Spergularia rubra
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).