VIMAS - Plant Description & Photos
|Scientific Name:||Sesuvium portulacastrum|
|Common Name:||sea purslane|
|Description:||This fleshy, sprawling herb is used elsewhere as a vegetable and sold in markets. Stranded fishermen have used it's succulent leaves as a source of water. It is also used medicinally as a remedy for fever and scurvy. Because it often forms mats, it is an excellent binder of sand against movement by wind and waves. (due to form this species is not tagged)|
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