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Spergularia rubra

Sandspurrey at suppressed

Spergularia rubra at suppressed - 19 Oct 2022
Spergularia rubra at suppressed - 19 Oct 2022
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Identification history

Spergularia rubra 4 Nov 2022 mainsprite
Spergularia rubra 4 Nov 2022 Mike
Unidentified 4 Nov 2022 arjay

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User's notes

This plant is tiny. Has succulent leaves. Gets eaten a lot probably by mammals rather than invertebrates. Closest I can get is a Calandrinia but no idea really.


Mike wrote:
   4 Nov 2022
I have resumed testing one or two plant ID apps and this suggestion came up for a plant growing near me. (Another app came up with a heap of suggestions that may not be present in Australia.)
arjay wrote:
   4 Nov 2022
It may of course be a blow in ... from somewhere else including other countries. We haven't seen it here before but it is pretty small and seems to be chewed by the wallabies so we may have missed it in the past. If it is totally foreign it will get removed.
Tapirlord wrote:
   4 Nov 2022
Not particularly invasive but worth removing.
arjay wrote:
   4 Nov 2022
A lot of things don't seem invasive on first acquaintance but change their minds afterwards. I prefer to get rid of them early.

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Species information

  • Spergularia rubra Scientific name
  • Sandspurrey Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 19 Oct 2022 12:15 PM Recorded on
  • arjay Recorded by

Additional information

  • Less than 10cm Plant height
  • True In flower

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