Honckenya peploides subsp. robusta

(Fernald) Hultén

Fl. Alaska Yukon 4: 677. 1944.

Basionym: Arenaria peploides var. robusta Fernald Rhodora 11: 114. 1909
Synonyms: Honckenya peploides var. robusta (Fernald) House
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 140. Mentioned on page 139.

Plants with few stems, stout, succulent-coriaceous. Stems ascending to weakly erect, simple or few-branched, 15–50 cm × 3–6 mm, internodes of main stem 10–55 mm. Leaves: main stem leaves evenly spaced, of similar size on all stems; blade lanceolate to ovate, 12–28 × 7–15 mm, apex acuminate. Pedicels 2–3 mm. Flowers: sepals ovate, 4–7 mm, apex obtuse to acute. Capsules 5–8 × 5–10 mm, fleshy. Seeds dark reddish brown, 2–4 mm, dull.

Phenology: Flowering late spring–summer.
Habitat: Sea beaches, sandy flats, and dunes above high tide
Elevation: 0-10 m


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N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., P.E.I., Que., Conn., Maine, Md., Mass., N.H., N.J., N.Y.


Subspecies robusta is possibly extirpated from Delaware and Virginia and now listed as rare/endangered in Maryland and New Jersey.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Warren L. Wagner +
(Fernald) Hultén +
Arenaria peploides var. robusta +
N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Conn. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, N.H. +, N.J. +  and N.Y. +
0-10 m +
Sea beaches, sandy flats, and dunes above high tide +
Flowering late spring–summer. +
Fl. Alaska Yukon +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Honckenya peploides var. robusta +
Honckenya peploides subsp. robusta +
Honckenya peploides +
subspecies +