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Sesuvium verrucosum (Verrucose seapurslane)
Anderson, Wynn

Sesuvium verrucosum

Sesuvium verrucosum Raf.

Verrucose Seapurslane, Western Sea Purslane

Aizoaceae (Fig-Marigold Family)

Synonym(s): Sesuvium erectum

USDA Symbol: SEVE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A succulent, grayish-green plant with branched, prostrate or ascending stems bearing star-like, pink flowers in upper leaf axils. This is the only Sesuvium species in the West. Other sea purslanes grow to the east or south, most in saline soil, some near the coast (hence the common name).


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , KS , LA , NM , NV , OK , OR , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Southern half of California east through southern Utah, Colorado, and Kansas to Missouri, and south to Mexico.
Native Habitat: Open low spots in salty or alkaline soil.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-02-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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