Spergularia marina (L.) Griseb.
  • Spic. Fl. Rumel.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Spergularia marina (L.) Griseb. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001291569. Accessed on: 12 Dec 2019'

General Information

Herbs annual or biennial, rarely perennial, with slender or slightly fleshy stock. Stems 10--30 cm tall, densely pubescent. Leaves not or rarely fasciculate, 5--30 × 1--1.5 mm, fleshy, apex mucronate; stipules not silvery, broadly triangular, forming a sheath. Flowers terminal or axillary; bracts reduced. Sepals ovate, ca. 3.5 × 1.5--1.8 mm, abaxially glandular pubescent, margin membranous. Petals pink above, white near base, rarely entirely white, ovate-oblong or elliptic-ovate, shorter than sepals, apex obtuse. Stamens 2--5. Capsule 5--6 mm, ovoid, usually exceeding calyx. Seeds light brown, 0.5--0.7 mm, smooth or densely tuberculate, mostly unwinged, sometimes with erose wing. Fl. Apr--Jul, fr. May--Sep. 2n = 36.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    "Simple or much-branched annual, erect or prostrate, to 35 cm, glabrous to glandular-puberulent; lvs 5–40 × 0.5–1.5 mm, fleshy, short-mucronate; stipules deltoid, 2–4 mm; sep ovate, 2.5–5 mm, obtuse; pet white or pink, ovate, shorter than the sep; stamens 2–5; fr equaling or surpassing the cal; seed 0.6–0.8 mm, smooth or glandular-papillate, wingless or occasionally with an erose wing to 0.4 mm wide; 2n=36. Native of Eurasia, probably only intr. in Amer.; coastal brackish and saline marshes, and flat and alkaline areas inland; salted highways in O. and Mich.; Que. to B.C., s. to Fla. and Baja Calif. June–Sept. (S. leiosperma; S. salina; Tissa m.)"

  • Provided by: [B].New York Botanical Garden
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    • 2
    • ]. 

    Distribution Map

    • Introduced distribution
    Introduced into
    • Southern America Brazil Pernambuco


     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    New York Botanical Garden
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    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • D Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program