OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Sesuvium portulacastrum   FAMILY Aizoaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sesuvium portulacastrum   FAMILY Aizoaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sesuvium portulacastrum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 069-01-001:
Sesuvium portulacastrum   FAMILY Aizoaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sesuvium portulacastrum

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Sea-purslane, Shoreline Sea-purslane


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image of Sesuvium portulacastrum, Large Sea-purslane, Shoreline Sea-purslane

Keith Bradley    kab_sportulacastrum_08281

April    Monroe County    FL

Everglades National Park

A fleshy smooth herb with flowers and fruits on distinct stalks, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Sesuvium portulacastrum, Large Sea-purslane, Shoreline Sea-purslane

Keith Bradley    kab_sportulacastrum08256b

April    Monroe County    FL

Everglades National Park

Flowers on pedicels 3mm or longer. Sepals green outside and pink within, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Sesuvium portulacastrum, Large Sea-purslane, Shoreline Sea-purslane

Keith Bradley    kab_sportulacastrum_03675

May        Bahamas

Stems prostrate, forming mats to 2m diameter, per Flora of North America.

image of Sesuvium portulacastrum, Large Sea-purslane, Shoreline Sea-purslane

Keith Bradley    kab_sportulacastrum03675b

May        Bahamas

Its elongate creeping branches root at the nodes [vs. S. maritimum doesn't], per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Sesuvium portulacastrum   FAMILY Aizoaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sesuvium portulacastrum   FAMILY Aizoaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sesuvium portulacastrum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 069-01-001:
Sesuvium portulacastrum   FAMILY Aizoaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Sesuvium portulacastrum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3066

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Island end flats and sea beaches; less typically inland (LA) in saline marshes or seeps (associated with salt domes), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves do not have stipules.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pinkish-purplish
Pedicel (3)5-20mm long
Bisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent
Numerous (30) stamens (no petaloid staminodes)
Ovary half-inferior

Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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