New York Metropolitan Flora

Spergularia rubra (L.) J. & C. Presl - Purple Sand-spurry, Red Sand-spurrey

Spergularia rubra
Photo by Steven D. Glenn

Non-native , Frequent

By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 06/26/2013

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Spergularia rubra
This species is probably more common than the map would indicate (especially along roadsides); due to its diminutive stature, it might be overlooked, and therefore under-reported/collected.

Common Names

Purple Sand-spurry, Red Sand-spurrey