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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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30 July, 2010

Greater Sea-Spurrey (Spergularia media)

Rummaging around on the salt marshes amongst the Glasswort, Sea-lavender and so on you may encounter this lovely little flower, the Greater Sea-spurrey.

Although the 'Greater' Sea-spurrey it is a small flower, usually white but it can also be pale bluish/pink.

It is a common flower of the coast, it loves salty conditions and it can also be found inland along the side of roads that are frequently salted in the winter months.

This is also known as the Greater Sand-spurrey in some books which can be confusing. There is a Lesser Sea-spurrey which is less common but the flowers of that are always pink.