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Black Seed Sand-spurrey
Spergularia atrosperma
  
About Black Seed Sand-spurrey (Spergularia atrosperma) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Spergularia atrosperma is a species of flowering plant in the pink family known by the common name blackseed sandspurry. It is native to California and Nevada, where it grows in muddy and sandy habitat, often in moist alkaline substrates. It is a small annual herb producing a slender stem up to 15 centimeters long. It is lined with fleshy linear leaves. The inflorescence bears small flowers with five pointed sepals and five oval white or pink petals. The fruit is a capsule containing shiny, sometimes iridescent, black seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White, Black

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.3" - 18.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 1.06", Coldest Month: 32.1" - 52.4", Hottest Month: 63.2" - 80.8", Humidity: 1.36" - 29.07", Elevation: 70" - 4924"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Blackseed Sandspurry


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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