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Shoreline Sea Purslane (Sesuvium portulacastrum)

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Happily blooming along the high tide line on a little sandy Intracoastal Waterway beach. Sea purslane is reportedly edible and nutritious, but a bit salty tasting. I prefer to admire it's beauty and appreciate it's role as a beach stabilizer. Sea purslane is pantropical in distribution and extremely salt tolerant. It propagates mainly via vegetative fragments and these floating fragments have allowed it to spread around the world's beaches.

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