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Honckenya peploides ssp. major
sea purslane, seabeach sandwort

Distribution: Occuring west of the Cascades crest in the coastal counties in Washington; Alaska to northern Oregon; arctic Eurasia.

Habitat: Coastal beaches, strands, and sand dunes.

Flowers: May-June

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Honckenya peploides (L.) Ehrh. ssp. major (Hook.) Hultén
Publication: Fl. Aleut. Isl. 171. 1937.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Arenaria peploides L. ssp. major (Hook.) Calder & Roy L. Taylor
Arenaria peploides L. var. major Hook.
Arenaria peploides L. var. maxima Fernald
Arenaria peploides L. var. oblongifolia (Torr. & A. Gray) S. Watson
Honckenya oblongifolia Torr. & A. Gray
Honckenya peploides (L.) Ehrh. var. major (Hook.) Abrams
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Honckenya peploides ssp. major in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Honckenya peploides ssp. major checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Honckenya peploides ssp. major atlas page.

CalPhotos: Honckenya peploides ssp. major photos.

USDA Plants: Honckenya peploides ssp. major information.

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