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Sea Purslane, Sesuvium portulacastrum, is a native that occurs widely throughout the globe in warm coastal areas and is an important erosion control plant. It is a succulent that is very adaptable, but it comes from locations that are moist and regularly inundated with salt water. It does not have to be washed in salt water in cultivation, but it is a great ground cover for coastal landscapes. The thick foliage is dark green on rubbery stems. The small pink flowers are produced sporadically year around. It's foliage is used as an edible.