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Portulaca oleracea

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) Other common names: Little Hogweed, Pusley

Family: Purslane Family (Portulacaceae)

Flowers: Summer;  Yellow;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Entire

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Edible: Purslane is very good in a salad, or cooked.

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 186   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Photographs: 19 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Purslane has small yellow flowers.

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Closeup of a single flower.

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

A mass of flowers. Oddly enough, one doesn't often notice Purslane blooming.

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

A Purslane plant. It is a weedy species that spreads along the ground.

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Closer view of a Purslane stem and some leaves.

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Typical Purslane plant.

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Closeup of the leaves. They are a little bit succulent-like.

Range map for Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)