Taxon  Report   7717    
Spergularia villosa  (Pers.) Cambess.
Hairy sand spurrey,  Hairy sandspurry, Villous sand spurry
Spergularia villosa
© 2011 Neal Kramer
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Spergularia villosa
© 2011 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Spergularia villosa
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Spergularia villosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Spergularia villosa
© 2013 Terry Gosliner
Genus: Spergularia
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Sage Scrub, Northern Coastal Scrub

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Spergularia clevelandii
PLANTS: Tissa clevelandii
More information about  Spergularia villosa
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 23, 2019).