Sesuvium portulacastrum
Sea Purslane

Family: Aizoaceae

Form: A succulent, herbaceous, sprawling ground cover

Leaves: Fleshy, simple, opposite, entire. Light green, glabrous,oblique base, elliptic. Petiole is reddish in color. About 1 1/4 inches in length

Stem/Bark: Glabrous, reddish in color, sometimes rooting at nodes

Flower: Small and solitary, various shades of pink, five petals, no sepals, axillary

Fruit: Small and dark

Comments: This native plant can be observed growing on fore dunes of coastal areas. It can be distinguished from the non native purslane (Portulaca deracea)by it's perennial habit and star-shaped flowers