Sand spurry, Spergularia macrotheca (Hornem.) Heynth., native
- a dicot in the Caryophyllaceae family -
Our native Sand Spurry usually blooms in May and June.

This native beauty grows in the eastern alkali meadow along with Salt Grass and Nitrophila. Sand Spurry grows to 10" and blooms in late spring and early summer. You can find Sand Spurry growing in the soil with the highest concentration of alkali minerals.

sand spurry is a difficult to find species because it grows in the alkali meadow with the saltgrass and yerba mansa, only growing to 8 high

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