Spergularia bocconei Caryophyllaceae Greek Sand Spurrey

Spergularia bocconei 17kb

Description - The pink flowers of this Spurrey are very small, and the petals are shorter than the sepals, whereas the fruiting spikes are curved and longer than those of the much more common Sand Spurrey S. rubra. Sprawling stems and leaves are covered in short sticky hairs.

Habitat - Greek Sand Spurrey is usually found on paths, tracks and other well-trodden parts of the coast.

Comments - This is a very rare plant, and can be overlooked, as it is rather insignificant, or mistaken for Sand Spurrey.

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