Sand Spurrey - Spergularia rubra

    Alt Name
    Red Spurrey

    Short, stickily hairy plant. Leaves fleshy, semi-cylindrical in whorls and end in a short bristle, the flowers are pink and have five petals.

    Identification difficulty

    Dry waste places, bare and cultivated land.

    When to see it

    Flowers between May and early September.

    Life History

    Annual or biennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread in much of Britain, but sometimes local.

    VC55 Status

    Locally frequent in Charnwood forest, occasional elsewhere. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 30 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map