Spergularia bocconei

Greek sea spurrey                                                                   Σπεργκουλάρια αθηναϊκή

Caryophyllaceae - pink or carnation family                                                              Dicot.


Although Greek sea spurrey is usually grows on the sea shore, the plants photographed here were found in a clearing in the forest, where the land is grazed by the sheep and goats. It is a Mediterranean species but has spread Northwards as far as the south coast of England.

Spergularia from German name of  a related plant spergul from Latin spargo - to scatter, referring to dispersal of seeds

Bocconei - after the Sicilian botanist Paolo Bocconei

8-10mm, 10-30cm                                                    JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Stachys cretica
Silene sedoides
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