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Honckenya peploides ssp. diffusa

Honckenya peploides (L.) Ehrh. ssp. diffusa (Hornem.) Hultén

Seaside Sandplant

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Synonym(s): Arenaria diffusa, Arenaria peploides, Arenaria peploides var. diffusa, Honckenya diffusa


USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems prostrate to decumbent, much-branched, up to about 8 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


Canada: MB , NT , NU , ON , QC , YT
Native Habitat: Salt water shorelines.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sand


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Honckenya peploides ssp. diffusa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Honckenya peploides ssp. diffusa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Honckenya peploides ssp. diffusa


Record Modified: 2023-06-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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