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Honckenya peploides ssp. robusta

Honckenya peploides (L.) Ehrh. ssp. robusta (Fernald) Hultén

Seaside Sandplant

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

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


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Ovate
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems ascending to weakly erect, up to about 20 inches long.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CT , DE , MA , MD , ME , NH , NJ , NY , RI , VA
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE , QC
Native Distribution: Subspecies robusta is possibly extirpated from Delaware and Virginia and now listed as rare/endangered in Maryland and New Jersey.
Native Habitat: Sea beaches, sandy flats, and dunes above high tide, 0-30'.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 34 - Go Botany (2019) Native Plant Trust
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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