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GREEK SEA-SPURREY Spergularia bocconei (Caryophyllaceae) Prostrate. Straggling, stickily hairy annual or biennial. Found on bare, sandy ground near the sea. FLOWERS are pink and 2mm across; 5 petals are shorter than sepals (May-Sep). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are grey-green, narrow and bristle-tipped; borne in whorls with silvery, lanceolate stipules. STATUS-Rare and confined mainly to coastal paths in Cornwall.
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