Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L.
Shoreline seapurslane, Sea Purslane, Cenicilla
Aizoaceae (Fig-Marigold Family)
Synonym(s): Portulaca portulacastrum
USDA Symbol: SEPO2
Sea Purslane is a member of the ice plant family (family Aizoaceae). Ice Plants are usually fleshy herbs with showy flowers and simple leaves.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Size Notes: Stems trailing, much-branched, sometimes forming patches 2 yards across
Fruit: Seeds are black, smooth and lustrous
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1050 Collected 2007-06-17 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
BibliographyBibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston
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From the ArchiveWildflower Newsletter 1991 VOL. 8, NO.6 - Wildflower Seeds and Germination, Special Intern Appeal Enjoys Great Success, Di...
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sesuvium portulacastrum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sesuvium portulacastrum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sesuvium portulacastrum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-03-18
Research By: TWC Staff