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Stone, Robert L.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Vine Leaf Arrangement: Opposite Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous Inflorescence: Axillary Size Notes:
Stems trailing, much-branched, sometimes forming patches 2 yards across Fruit:
Seeds are black, smooth and lustrous Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1050
Collected 2007-06-17 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2009-03-18
Research By: TWC Staff