Spergularia marina (L.)Bess.
Common Name: SALT SPURREY
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

A Eurasian species of saline habitats, well established now as a roadside halophyte, also in other disturbed habitats that receive salt in winter. First collected in 1974 in Washtenaw Co.

This is another species where there has been persistent instability in the name. We hope that Kirschner et al. (2007) have firmly settled the issue, but those who disagree will continue to use the name Spergularia salina J. Presl & C. Presl for this plant.


Locations

Alpena County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Monroe County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=790.