Family, Aizoaceae. Color, purple. Petals, none. Calyx, purplish inside, 5-lobed, with the numerous stamens inserted on it. Styles, 3 to 5. Pod, 3 to 5-celled, opening by a round lid at the top. Leaves, fleshy, opposite, on succulent stems lying on the ground, the flowers axillary.
A maritime herb found along the seacoast from Long Island to Florida.