Spergularia media

Common name: 

Coast Sand-spurrey

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Wannon, Riverina, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland (CEFGLMNPWXZ) also naturalised NSW

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Coastal and inland saline habitats1

Flower description:

White, pink or lilac1


Perennial herb with woody rootstock1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species differs from S. rubra in having sepals that are shorter than the capsule (not the same length as the capsule)2

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Conservation status:



1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.