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Spergularia salina J. Presl & C. Presl
salt sandspurry

General Information
Symbol: SPSA5
Group: Dicot
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Other Common Names: mimi'ilio
saltmarsh sand spurry
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Carole Ritchie. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States, MI, Port Huron. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 59. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
SPAL4 Spergularia alata Wiegand
SPLE3 Spergularia leiosperma (Kindb.) F. Schmidt
SPMA2 Spergularia marina (L.) Griseb.
SPMAL3 Spergularia marina (L.) Griseb. var. leiosperma (Kindb.) Guerke
SPMAS Spergularia marina (L.) Griseb. var. simonii O. Deg. & I. Deg.
SPMAT Spergularia marina (L.) Griseb. var. tenuis (Greene) R.P. Rossb.
SPSAT Spergularia salina J. Presl & C. Presl var. tenuis (Greene) Jeps.
SPSP5 Spergularia sparsiflora (Greene) A. Nelson
SPTEI Spergularia tenuis (Greene) B.L. Rob. var. involucrata B.L. Rob.
TIMA Tissa marina (L.) Britton
TITE3 Tissa tenuis Greene


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Genus Spergularia (Pers.) J. Presl & C. Presl – sandspurry
Species Spergularia salina J. Presl & C. Presl – salt sandspurry

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Wetland Status

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SPMA2  Spergularia marina (L.) Griseb.

Top Level Regions
Hawaii FAC
North America
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Midwest OBL
Northcentral & Northeast FACW
Great Plains OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Arid West OBL



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