West Highland Flora

Sand Spurrey


Spergularia rubra

 

Spergularia rubra

Photo Stuart Dunlop
Donegal Hedgerow Site
(24 Jun 2003 Raphoe, Co Donegal)

Occasional on bare sand or gravel

Flower diameter c 3-5 mm

ID: Similar to S marina and S media but has conspicuous silvery stipules at the base of each whorl of leaves.  Leaves end in short bristle.

Other features: More or less prostrate, with narrow pointed-tipped non-fleshy leaves.  Flowers pinkish, paler at the base.  Petals shorter than sepals. Leaves dull, not bright green like Sea Spurreys.  Does not require saline habitats.  Seeds not winged.

 

Spergularia rubra

Photo Carl Farmer
21 Jun 2004 Balmeanach, Raasay
Bud in top L corner c 5.5 mm long

 

Spergularia rubra

Photo Stuart Dunlop
Donegal Hedgerow Site
(24 Jun 2003 Raphoe, Co Donegal)


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