Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Spergularia marina
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Caryophyllaceae -- The Pink Family Bibliography
      Spergularia marina

Common name(s): sand spurry, mimi`ilio, saltmarsh sand spurry
General Information
DistributionNative to Eurasia and also apparently North America.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kure, Midway, French Frigate Shoals, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui.

Annual herbs; stems erect to nearly prostrate, somewhat fleshy, 0.5-3 dm long, unbranched or many-branched, glabrous or glandular puberulent.
Leaves opposite or rarely fascicled, fleshy, linear, 5-40 mm long, 0.6-1.5 mm wide, glabrous or glandular puberulent, stipules deltate, 2-4 mm long.
Flowers in lax, elongate, racemose cymes; sepals ovate, 2.5-5 mm long; petals white to pink, ovate, 2-4 mm long; stamens 2-5.
Capsules 3.5-6 mm long.
Seeds brown, 0.6-0.8 mm long, smooth or papillose, usually not winged.
2n = 18, 34, 36