Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4091

Forb
Annual

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

Uncommon

Look for it on island end flats and sea beaches, salt flats; rarely also adventive inland in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Petioles clasping

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink or purplish
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent
5 stamens (no petaloid staminodes)
Ovary half-inferior
Flowers solitary in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sesuvium maritimum   FAMILY Aizoaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 069-01-002:
Sesuvium maritimum   FAMILY Aizoaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Small Sea-purslane, Slender Sea-purslane


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image of Sesuvium maritimum

Keith Bradley    kab_s_maritimum_0293

April    Monroe County    FL

Everglades National Park

Similar to S. portulacastrum but flowers sessile, with only 5 stamens, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Sesuvium maritimum

Keith Bradley    kab_s_maritimum_0311

April    Monroe County    FL

Everglades National Park

Plant succulent. Leaf blades spatulate to ovate, 1-2.5cm, bases tapering, per Flora of North America.

image of Sesuvium maritimum

Keith Bradley    kab_s_maritimum_1245

May    Monroe County    FL

Everglades National Park

More erect than S. portulacastrum, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Sesuvium maritimum

Keith Bradley    kab_s_maritimum_1247

May    Monroe County    FL

Everglades National Park

image of Sesuvium maritimum

Keith Bradley    kab_s_maritimum_1255

May    Monroe County    FL

Everglades National Park