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

Synonym
  • Arenaria rubra L.
  • Alsine rubra (L.) Crantz
  • Spergula rubra (L.) D. Dietr.
  • Spergularia arenosa Merino, des. inval.
  • Spergularia campestris (L.) Asch.
  • Spergularia catalaunica P. Monnier
  • Spergularia radicans C. Presl
Vernacular Name
Purple-sandwort, Red Sandspurry, Red Sand-spurrey
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Conservation status
No status defined
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Detail
A plant species in the pink family. It is native to Europe and Asia, and it is present on other continents, including North and South America and Australia, as an introduced species and in many areas a common weed. It grows in a wide variety of habitat types. It is an annual or perennial herb producing a slender, glandular stem up to about 25 centimeters long. It is lined with slightly fleshy linear or threadlike leaves each under 2 centimeters long. The leaves may be tipped with hard points or spines, and they are accompanied by shiny white lance-shaped stipules. Flowers occur in the leaf axils and at the tips of the stems. They have hairy, glandular sepals and five round-oval pink petals.
Book reference
  • Кузярін О.Т. Судинні рослини території торфовища "Білогорща” (м. Львів) // Наукові основи збереження біотичної різноманітності. - 2010. - Т.1(8), №1. - С.75-90.
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Experts
  • Alexander KUZYARIN, Dr, e-mail: kuzyarin@gmail.com

Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Plantae
Viridiplantae
Tracheophyta
Euphyllophytina
Magnoliopsida
Caryophyllales
Caryophyllaceae