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Spergularia media (greater sea-spurrey)

greater sea spurrey

Succulent leaves store water and help to reduce the concentration of toxic salt

Rounded leaves are an efficient shape for reducing drag when submerged

This picture shows the greater sea-spurrey where the petals and sepals are roughly equal in size. Lesser sea-spurrey tends to have petals which are smaller than the sepals and they are usually darker pink.


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