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Honckenya peploides

Honckenya peploides (L.) Ehrh.

 

Seabeach Sandwort

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCaryophyllaceaePink or carnation family
GenusHonckenya
SpeciespeploidesMeans “resembling Peplis (now Lythrum) portula” and describes the appearance of the plant when it grows on exposed mud, rather than underwater

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Honckenya peploides description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Honckenya peploides (Seabeach Sandwort)

6/16/2013 · Birch Point State Park, Owl’s Head, ME
≈ 31 × 21" (79 × 53 cm)

Honckenya peploides (Seabeach Sandwort)

6/16/2013 · Birch Point State Park, Owl’s Head, ME
≈ 31 × 21" (79 × 53 cm)

Honckenya peploides (Seabeach Sandwort)

6/16/2013 · Birch Point State Park, Owl’s Head, ME
≈ 15 × 10" (37 × 25 cm)

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