Spergularia rubra - Red sandspurry
Red sandspurry is a prostrate growing annual that spreads by
It is not a problematic weed, but does occur in cultivated
It is more prevalent during late spring where temperatures are slightly
but soils are still wet.
Leaves are small, linear, and sessile.
Papery stipules occur at the base of each leaf, which somewhat
the ocrea on plants in the family Polygonaceae.
Flowers are small, about 1/4 inch in diameter. Flowers occur
and have 5 pink petals.
No control recommendations are necessary, as even the most modest of
management efforts successfully control this plant.
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