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Sesuvium portulacastrum var. portulacastrum

Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L. var. portulacastrum

Shoreline Seapurslane, Akulikuli Sea Purslane

Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (N), PB (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Mat-forming, up to about 2 inches tall by 6 feet across.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


USA: AL , FL , GA , HI , LA , MS , NC , PA , SC , TX
Native Habitat: Wet or desiccated soils, beaches, dunes, margins of coastal wetlands, waste grounds.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii

Additional resources

USDA: Find Sesuvium portulacastrum var. portulacastrum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sesuvium portulacastrum var. portulacastrum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sesuvium portulacastrum var. portulacastrum


Record Modified: 2020-04-29
Research By: CBR

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