Sesuvium portulacastrum

sea-purslane, shoreline seapurslane, cenicilla

Aizoaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: .3-.5 ft    Width: wide-spreading
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      pink,lavender
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Use as a groundcover in moist coastal settings.
Propagation: Division.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant

Ecology

Native Habitats: Coastal forests, coastal dunes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Ethnobotany: The succulent leaves are edible, but salty.
Other Comments: An important sand stabilizer in the pioneer zone of beach dunes and can tolerate occasional flooding by sea water.