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Useful Temperate Plants

Sesuvium portulacastrum

(L.)L.

Aizoaceae


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+ Synonyms

Common Name: Sea Purslane

Sesuvium portulacastrum
Plant growing in native habitat
Photograph by: Fagg, M.
Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens
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General Information

Sesuvium portulacastrum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.20 metres tall.
It has uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.
,
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

Worldwide in Tropical and Subtropical regions.

Habitat

Coastal dunes and beaches[
265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.
].

Properties

HabitPerennial
Height0.20 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

193062
A decumbent perennial herb, rooting at the nodes[
265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

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