Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L.

Sea Purslane, Shoreline Sea Purslane

Family: Aizoaceae

Genus: Sesuvium

Category: Perennial

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: To 8" tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Coastal succulent plant. Creeping stems, roots from nodes. Pink flowers in spring.


Published in Syst. Nat., ed. 10. 2: 1058 in 1759.

Basionym Portulaca portulacastrum L.

Synonym Aizoon canariense Andrews.

Native to Africa, Asia, Australasia, North and South America.

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