Native & Naturalized Plants 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in thin soils on granitic and diabase flatrocks, sometimes locally spreading to adjacent fields, mowed areas, or other disturbed aeas

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Hairy Purslane, Kiss-me-quick, Pink Purslane
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in disturbed sandy soils

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Common Purslane, Garden Purslane, Pussley
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Portulaca oleracea   FAMILY: Portulacaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca oleracea   FAMILY: Portulacaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Portulaca oleracea 070-03-005   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in gardens, disturbed areas, cracks in sidewalks

Common

Non-native: Asia (apparently)

 


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camera icon Common Name: Broadleaf Pink Purslane, Paraguayan Purslane
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Portulaca amilis   FAMILY: Portulacaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Portulaca amilis   FAMILY: Portulacaceae

 

Look for it in sandy fields and other dry, sandy, disturbed habitats

Rare

Non-native: South America

 


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