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Sesuvium sessile

Sesuvium sessile Pers.

Western Seapurslane

Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: SESE5

USDA Native Status: L48 (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: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: 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.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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