Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3066

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA & SC, rare in NC

Look for it on island end flats and sea beaches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Bisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent
Stamens few to many (no staminodes)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sesuvium portulacastrum   FAMILY Aizoaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 069-01-001:
Sesuvium portulacastrum   FAMILY Aizoaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Sesuvium portulacastrum

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Sea Purslane, Shoreline Sea Purslane