Purslane, Portulaca sp.

Portulaca sp.


Flowers & Leaves

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Family: Portulacaceae, Portulaca Family
Plant Size: Prostrate vine, generally less than 6" (15 cm) high, to 5' (1.5 M)long in our area.
Blooms in: Summer
Habitat Preferred: Disturbed earth, overgrazed areas, meadows
Photo(s) taken at: Tavasci Marsh, 9/27/99
Bloom Color: Purple, Yellow
Other Common Names: Wild Portulaca
Origin: European
Comments: Naturalized plant used as salad greens sometimes.
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;   "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press
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