Spergularia rubra (L.) J. Presl & C. Presl
Common Name: SAND SPURREY
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

A European native, locally established in our area. Dry, usually sandy roadsides, driveways, lawns, and clearings. First collected in 1896 in Hillsdale Co. This is a low matted plant with attractive bright pink little flowers open only briefly in the sunshine and, unlike our other two species, is not a halophyte.

Locations

Alger County
Baraga County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Dickinson County
Gogebic County
Hillsdale County
Iron County
Keweenaw County
Marquette County
Muskegon County
Ontonagon County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=792.