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SEA SANDWORT Honckenya peploides (Caryophyllaceae) Prostrate. Mat-forming perennial that is familiar on stabilised coastal shingle and sandy beaches. FLOWERS are greenish white and 6-8mm across (May-Aug). Petals are slightly shorter than sepals. FRUITS are yellowish green and pea-like. LEAVES oval and fleshy; borne as opposite pairs on creeping stems. STATUS-Locally common around coasts.