West Highland Flora

Lesser Sea Spurrey


Spergularia marina

 

Spergularia marina

Photo Carl Farmer
6 Aug 2003 Dunvegan, Skye
Flower 8 mm across

Locally frequent on the shore or on salt-treated road edges

Flower diameter c 6-8 mm

ID: Leaves fleshy, semi-cylindrical.  Almost all seeds in any given capsule do not have a broad winged border (unlike Greater Sea Spurrey).  Petals a little shorter than sepals on average.

Other features: A sprawling annual.  Usually no more than 8 stamens.

 

Spergularia marina

Photo Carl Farmer
6 Aug 2003 Dunvegan, Skye

 

Spergularia marina

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Aug 2003 Staffin, Skye

 

Spergularia marina

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Aug 2003 Staffin, Skye
 

Sprawling mat of stems on road edge


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