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Connecticut Plants
Salt-marsh Sand Spurrey
Spergularia marina (L.) Griseb.
  • Synonyms: Spergularia salina J.& K. Presl
  • Family: pink (Caryophyllaceae)
  • Habitat: salt marshes
  • Height: 4-6 inches
  • Flower size: 1/6 inch across
  • Flower color: white or pink
  • Flowering time: June to August
  • Origin: native
Spergularia salina J.& K. Presl
Spergularia salina J.& K. Presl
Spergularia salina J.& K. Presl

The petal-like sepals persist after the pink petals have dropped off. On the right is a flower with the sepals and a few withered petals remaining. On the left is not a flower bud, but a developing seed capsule surrounded by sepals.