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yellow purslane
Portulaca lutea
Portulaca lutea
yellow purslane Purslane Family
Portulaca lutea Portulacaceae
common names
  yellow purslane
accepted scientific name
  Portulaca lutea Sol. ex G. Forst.
rules for finding collection records
  Portulaca lutea (94)
family name
  • Portulacaceae
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals, Many petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is 0.75 to 1.0 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed All Year
Native. Indigenous.

How Likely at this Location (20%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
where plant found
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Accepted Scientific Name

Portulaca lutea   Sol. ex G. Forst.   (TSN: 20436, Index: 1023)

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