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Sea Purslane (Sesuvium portulacastrum)

St John Flora: sea purslane

st john usvi flora: sea purslane
Sea Purslane

Sea purslane is commonly found on beaches, mangroves and around salt ponds. The stems and fleshy leaves are edible. They have a salty flavor and are used in salads. In various parts of Asia, sea purslane is cultivated and sold in markets.