OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 4 taxa in the family Portulacaceae, Purslane family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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Common Name: Small's Portulaca, Small's Purslane

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Portulaca smallii   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca smallii   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Portulaca smallii 070-03-002   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Habitat: In thin soils on granitic and diabase flatrocks, sometimes locally spreading to adjacent fields, mowed areas, or other disturbed areas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hairy Purslane, Kiss-me-quick, Pink Purslane

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Portulaca pilosa   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca pilosa   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Portulaca pilosa 070-03-003   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed sandy soils, calcareous glades

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Common Purslane, Garden Purslane, Pussley, Pursley

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Portulaca oleracea   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Portulaca oleracea   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Portulaca oleracea 070-03-005   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Habitat: Gardens, disturbed areas, cracks in sidewalks; partly native in our area (different genotypes, sometimes treated as varieties, subspecies, or species, appear to have different areas of origin but are now widely distributed by introduction)

Common

Partly native and partly introduced

 


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camera icon Common Name: Broadleaf Pink Purslane, Paraguayan Purslane

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Portulaca amilis   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca amilis   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Habitat: Sandy fields, lawns, and other dry, sandy, disturbed habitats

Uncommon in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Non-native: South America

 


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