Sesuvium verrucosum Raf.
Verrucose Seapurslane, Western Sea Purslane
Aizoaceae (Fig-Marigold Family)
Synonym(s): Sesuvium erectum
USDA Symbol: SEVE2
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: 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.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Sesuvium verrucosum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Sesuvium verrucosum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Sesuvium verrucosum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff