Spergularia Media, Greater Sea-Spurry





Spergularia media can be distinguished from spergularia marina by its lighter petal colour, having petals longer than the sepals, and for its less hairy stems.

Common name:
Greater sea-spurry
Scientific name:
Spergularia media
Main flower color:
Range:
All of the UK, in coastal regions
Height:
Up to 30 cm
Habitat:
Saltmarsh, dune slacks, ditches
Flowers:
Up to 12 mm in diameter; five cupped pink petals, white towards the base, a little longer than the five sepals, which are mostly green, with a thin white margin. Sepals are glandular hairy underneath, but the rest of the plant is hairless
Leaves:
Linear, hairless, fleshy, with a small bristle at the tip
Season:
June to September
Rarity:
★★★★★