Marin’s Native Aizoaceae, Western Sea-purslane (Sesuvium verrucosum)

by Doreen Smith

This mainly Central Valley native is unusual in Marin. It has colonized the drying sub-saline shores of the westernmost Las Gallinas Sanitary District Water Reclamation Pond. Here it is a late-summer-flowering species.

Photos by Vernon and Doreen Smith.

Photo by Vernon Smith

Sesuvium verrucosum – (western sea-purslane)

 

Sesuvium verrucosum – (western sea-purslane)