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Greater Sea Spurrey (Spergularia media)

Plants with white flowers
Burnet RoseCommon Scurvy Grass
Danish Scurvy GrassPrickly Saltwort
Rock SamphireSea Aster
Sea Mouse-earSea Campion
Sea CarrotSea Kale
Sea RocketDewberry
Wood Sage
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock RoseHoary Rock Rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Field FleawortSea purslane
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach Rose
Greater Sea Spurrey
Red ValerianCommon Storksbill
Sand SpurreySea Bindweed
Sea PinkHounds Tongue
Common CentaurySpear-leaved Orache
Tree Mallow
Plants with blue or purple flowers
Common Sea LavenderRock Sea Lavender
Vernal SquillSea Holly
Sheep's Bit
Plants with green or brown flowers
Sea BeetSea Spurge
Alexanders
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Greater Sea Spurrey

The Greater Sea Spurrey is a straggling five-petalled flower of salt-marshes, estuaries and beaches, occasionally also found alongside roads which are salted in winter. The leaves are linear and fleshy, and the petals are pale pink at the edges and white in the centre. Flowering period is June to September, height up to about 6 inches. Similar to the Lesser Sand Spurrey, but more upright, the petals are usually longer than the sepals and paler pink in colour.