Spergularia rubra (L.) J. Presl & C. Presl
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.


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


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. August 15, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=792.