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Canadian Sandspurry
Spergularia canadensis
About Canadian Sandspurry (Spergularia canadensis) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Spergularia canadensis is a species of flowering plant in the pink family known by the common name Canadian sandspurry. It is native to North America where it is known from mainly coastal habitat along the coastline of Canada and northern parts of the United States, from Alaska to northern California on the west and as far south as New York in the east. It is a plant of wet, often saline substrates, such as beaches, salt marshes, and brackish estuaries. It is an annual herb producing a slender or thick stem up to 25 centimeters long. It is lined with fleshy linear leaves up to 4. 5 centimeters long. Flowers occur in an inflorescence at the end of the stem as well as in leaf axils. The small flowers have five pointed sepals and five oval white or pink petals. The fruit is a capsule containing shiny reddish brown seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White, Red, Brown

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 41.2" - 43.9", Summer Precipitation: 1.04" - 1.26", Coldest Month: 46.1" - 47.8", Hottest Month: 57.0" - 58.9", Humidity: 0.39" - 5.92", Elevation: 7" - 46"

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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