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Seashore and Beach Plants

Sesuvium portulacastrum sea purslane Krokot laut Aizoaceae

 

sea purslane, krokot laut, Sesuvium portulacastrum

 

Sesuvium portulacastrum

sea purslane, krokot laut, Sesuvium portulacastrum

Sesuvium portulacastrum, commonly known as shoreline purslane or (ambiguously) "sea purslane", is a sprawling perennial herb that grows in coastal areas throughout much of the world.
It grows as a sprawling perennial herb up to 30 centimetres (12 in) high, with thick, smooth stems up to 1 metre (3.3 ft) long. It has smooth, fleshy, glossy green leaves that are linear or lanceolate, from 1070 millimetres (0.392.8 in) long and 215 millimetres (0.0790.59 in) wide. Flowers are pink or purple.
It grows in sandy clay, coastal limestone and sandstone, tidal flats and salt marshes, throughout much of the world. It is native to Africa, Asia, Australia, North America and South America, and has naturalised in many places where it is not indigenous

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