Honckenya peploides (L.) Ehrh. ssp. robusta (Fern.) Hulten

Locations ofHonckenya peploides (L.) Ehrh. ssp. robusta (Fern.) Hulten in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Honckenya peploides (L.) Ehrh. ssp. robusta (Fern.) Hulten
Common Name
Sea-beach Sandwort, Sea Sandwort
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Honckenya peploides (L.) Ehrh. ssp robusta (Fern.) Hulten
Known only historically in Virginia, 2 records: Accomack, Assateague Island, S end, two stations, 10/6/1966, reported by Higgins (1971; as Arenaria peploides) and again cited by Hill (1986); Virginia Beach, Cape Henry, T.H. Kearney, Jr., 10/05/1898.
Sea beaches and overwash flats. Rare, maritime zone of the outer Coastal Plain; known only from two historical collections, one from Cape Henry in Virginia Beach city and one from Assateague Island in Accomack County. Higgins (1971) reports this species from the Dunegrass Community on Assateague, but more widely, the species also occurs on beachs and sandflats above high tide.
Native Status

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