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Stone, Robert L.
Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L.
Shoreline seapurslane, Sea Purslane, Cenicilla
USDA Symbol: sepo2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AL , FL , GA , HI , LA , MS , NC , PA , SC , TX USDA Native Status: L48(N), HI(N), PR(N), VI(N)
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1050
Collected 2011-06-18 in Cameron County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2009-03-18
Research By: TWC Staff