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Sesuvium trianthemoides

Sesuvium trianthemoides Correll

Texas Seapurslane, Texas Sea-purslane

Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold Family)


USDA Symbol: SETR3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Stems prostrate, branched, up to about 16 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Habitat: Wet depressions in coastal sand dunes.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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


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

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