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common purslane
Portulaca oleracea
Portulaca oleracea
common purslane Purslane Family
Portulaca oleracea Portulacaceae
common name
  common purslane
accepted scientific name
  Portulaca oleracea L.
rules for finding collection records
  Portulaca neglecta (0)
  Portulaca oleracea (201)
  Portulaca retusa (0)
family name
  • Portulacaceae
Image Author: ©2005 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
Image Source
Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is .3 to .4 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Opposite, Simple
Plant Observed All Year
Introduced. Presumably native to the Old World.

How Likely at this Location (32%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (45%)
where plant found
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Accepted Scientific Name

Portulaca oleracea   L.   (TSN: 20422, Index: 531)

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