New York Metropolitan Flora

Spergularia maritima (All.) Chiov. - Middle-size Sandspurry, Greater Sea-spurrey

Non-native , Rare

By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 02/22/2012

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Spergularia maritima

= Spergularia media (L.) C. Presl ex Griseb.

This species is also reported from unspecified localities in Nassau and Suffolk Cos., NY.

This halophytic species is possibly more common than the map would indicate (especially along salted highway margins and the coast). Due to its diminutive stature, it might be overlooked, and therefore under-reported/collected.

Common Names

Middle-size Sandspurry, Greater Sea-spurrey