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Rock sea spurrey???

Observed: 20th September 2012 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Rock Sea-spurrey (Spergularia rupicola) 20.9.12.Keyhaven
Description:

A spurry, think it maybe rock? Unfortunalty my other pics of this didnt come out

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Greater Sea-spurrey (Spergularia media) interacts

Comments

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Greater Sea-spurrey (Spergularia media)

I decided not to give a confirmation to this in the end; it certainly looks most like typical S. media especially in flower colour, but the petals, although longer than typical S. marina, seem rather short and I would want to see the plant from a different angle (and check the seeds).

But definitely not S. rupicola. By the way, as you may already know, that does occur at Keyhaven in several spots on the concrete of the hard sea defences, so keep looking!

- Martin Rand
BSBI Recorder, South Hants
(VC11)