SEA PURSLANE FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
This spreading creeper is a succulent herb with roots at the joints (nodes).
Its leaves are opposite, glossy, flat, strap-like and around 2.5-5 cm long.
The plant's stems can range in colour from green through to red and orange.
The flowers are pink and approximately 1 cm long, with 5 petals and solitary in the axils.
It flowers throughout the year.
The fruits are ovoid, smooth and around 8 mm long, with black pea-shaped seeds approximately 1 mm in diameter.
Sea purslane is often seen growing as mats or carpets in sunny, exposed areas.
coastal limestone and sandstone, tidal flats and salt marshes
Sea Purslane is founds around the Australian coast from central New South Wales round Queensland and Northern Territory to near Shark Bay in Western Australia. It also grows in coastal areas throughout much of the world.
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