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Sesuvium maritimum (Walter) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Annual sea-purslane, Slender seapurslane

Sesuvium maritimum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Family: Aizoaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Scattered in the eastern and southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico and Central America (Belize).

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Sesuvium maritimum has been found in the following 12 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Reported
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Doubtfully Present
Everglades National Park Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Doubtfully Present
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Frannie's Present Native
Stuart Beach Park Present Native

Sesuvium maritimum has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Sesuvium maritimum has been found in the following 4 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Berm
Disturbed Wetland
Sinkhole

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Sesuvium maritimum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Sesuvium maritimum
Copyright by: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 2002
Keith A. Bradley 2252 FTG
Sanibel Island, Florida