Latin name: Spergularia marina (L.) Griseb.
  Pronunciation: spur-gew-LARE-ee-a mar-EYE-na

  Common name: Salt marsh sand-spurrey
  Family: Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
  Habitat: Along seashore and interior alkaline places
  to 2000', coastal strand, alkali sinks, mud flats,
  sandy river bottoms, occasional on deserts

  Blooming period: March to September
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Spergularia
  2) marina
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