|Scientific Name||Spergularia rubra||USDA PLANTS Symbol||SPRU|
|Common Name||Red Sandspurry||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||20153|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6000 to 11500 ft.); dry, sunny locations in disturbed areas, clearings and roadsides.
Plant: Erect or low-growing, prostrate annual or short-lived perennial, 1/2 to 2 inches tall, stems 2 to 10 inches long.
Leaves: Narrow linear, pointed fleshy leaves up to 5/8-inch long.
Inflorescence: Pink flowers less than 1/2-inch across, 5 oval petals becoming white near base, 5 pointed green/reddish sepals; six to ten yellow stamens.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: SEINet and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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