Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Spergularia rubra (L.) J.Presl & C.Presl image
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Family Caryophyllaceae
Spergularia rubra (L.) J.Presl & C.Presl
red sand spurry, roadside sand spurry
Spergularia: Latin derivative of Spergula
rubra: Latin for red
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect/prostrate, annual/perennial, 4"-12" tall, succulent forb with many branches
Flower: pink, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/4" wide, petals shorter than the sepals; inflorescence on long stalks from the leaf axils; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:capsule with wingless seed
Leaf:opposite with some secondary leaves, linear, with small papery appendage at the base
Habitat: dry; woods, forests, often in road beds; in sandy, gravelly soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Arenaria rubra L.
Lepigonum rubrum (L.) Wahlenb.
Lepigonum rubrum (L.) Wahlenb. var. perennans Kindb.
Spergularia rubra (L.) J.Presl & C.Presl var. perennans (Kindb.) B.L.Rob.
Tissa rubra (L.) Britton
Tissa rubra (L.) Britton var. perennans (Kindb.) Greene

         
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