Irish wildflowers

Greater Sea-Spurrey / Perennial Sea-spurrey
Spergularia media
Cabróis mhara mhór
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering time: June-September. Perennial. Native.

White or pink flowers, petals as long/longer than sepals. Most seeds with membranous wing. Small fleshy, pointed leaves, usually hairless. Creeping or ascending growth habit. Height: To 30cm.

Coastal. Frequent on gravelly or muddy sea-shores, salt marshes.

Similar: Lesser Sea-spurrey, S. marina

Photographs above: Roaring Water Bay, Co.Cork. July 2007

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