Sesuvium maritimum (Walter) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
  • Prelim. Cat.
  • Annual sea-purslane, slender sea-purslane

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General Information

Plants annual, papillate, glabrous. Stems prostrate to ascending, usually copiously branched, 1-4 dm; not rooting at nodes. Leaves: petiole clasping; blade spatulate to ovate, 1-2.5 cm, base tapering. Inflorescences: flowers usually solitary; pedicel usually absent or to 1 mm. Flowers: calyx lobes pink or purple adaxially, with subapical abaxial appendages, ovate, 3 mm; stamens 5; pistil 2-3-carpellate; ovary 2-3-loculed; styles 2-3. Capsules ovoid, 4-5 mm. Seeds 30-50, blackish brown, 1 mm, iridescent, smooth.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora of North America @
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    "Annual, glabrous and succulent throughout, prostrate to ascending, 1–3 dm, freely branched; lvs oblanceolate to broadly spatulate, 1–3 cm, the members of a pair commonly unequal; sep 2–3 mm including the short appendage; stamens 5; fr ovoid, 4 mm; seeds numerous, smooth, under 1 mm. Sea-beaches; N.Y. to Tex. and W.I.; scattered inland in Kans. and Okla. July–Sept."

  • Provided by: [B].New York Botanical Garden
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    Other Local Names

    Annual sea-purslane, slender sea-purslane


     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    New York Botanical Garden
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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