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Honckenya peploides
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Honckenya
Species: H. peploides
Binomial name
Honckenya peploides
(L.) Ehrh.

Honckenya peploides, the sea sandwort (UK) or seaside sandplant (Canada),[1] is the only species in the genus Honckenya of the flowering plant family Caryophyllaceae. It is often spelled "Honkenya", and is named after the German botanist Gerhard August Honckeny (or Honkeny).[2] It has a circumboreal distribution.

The plant is a succulent perennial growing at the edge of the sea. It has small greenish white 5-merous flowers with 10 stamens in the male flowers borne in the leaf axils.[3] The fruit capsule opens in 3 valves.


  1. ^ Integrated taxonomic information system (ITIS). (2009). Retrieved August/04, 2010
  2. ^ Le Roy Abrams & Roxana Stinchfield Ferris (1923). Polygonaceae to Krameriaceae, buckwheats to kramerias. An Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States 2. Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804700047. 
  3. ^ New Flora of the British Isles, Stace, 2005, Cambridge University Press

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