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Rock Sea-spurrey

Spergularia rupicola

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
35 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Rocks, sea cliffs, seaside, walls.

Flower:
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Pink, 5 petals
 
5 pink petals. Unlike most other sea-spurries, flowers are missing a white centre. Sepals are the same length as the petals.
Fruit:
A capsule, up to 7mm long.
Leaves:
Linear, thread-like leaves, up to 2cm long. The leaves are in opposite pairs and they have scale-like stipules.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
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