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Honckenya peploides ssp. major

Honckenya peploides (L.) Ehrh. ssp. major (Hook.) Hultén

Seaside Sandplant, Seaside Sandwort

Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)

Synonym(s): Arenaria peploides var. major, Arenaria peploides var. maxima, Honckenya oblongifolia, Honckenya peploides var. major


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems prostrate to decumbent, up to about 20 inches long.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Sea beaches, sandy flats, dunes above high tide.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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. major in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Honckenya peploides ssp. major in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Honckenya peploides ssp. major


Record Modified: 2020-10-28
Research By: CBR

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