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Spergularia macrotheca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Spergularia
(Pers.) J.Presl & C.Presl

Spergularia is a genus in the Caryophyllaceae family, containing plants known as sandspurrys[1] and sea-spurreys. There are about 60 species.[2]

Selected species[edit]


  1. ^ "Spergularia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Flora of North America
  3. ^ Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e do Mar (2008), Plantas Endémicas dos Açores: Guia da Ilha do Faial, p.11; Flowering between May and September, the azorica is a small plant, sometimes woody at its base, and found in only strongly exposed coastal cliffs.