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Spergularia rubra (L.) J. & C. Presl.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Red Spurrey









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Bare ground
Cultivated land
Description of Genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, often small and creeping. The leaves are opposite and are narrow, having scale like stipules. The flowers have 5 sepals and 5 petals, though sometimes petals may be absent. The flower colour is white or pink.

Flower of Spergularia rubra
Prof. Paul Busselen KULAK - PlantengidsWhole plant of Spergularia rubra
Augustin Roche Herbier Photographique
Life History
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May, June, July and August.


The fruit is a capsule.


The flower is actinomorphic

Latin Synonyms

Tissa rubra