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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) 070-03-003:
Portulaca pilosa   FAMILY Portulacaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Purslane, Kiss-me-quick, Pink Purslane


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image of Portulaca pilosa, Hairy Purslane, Kiss-me-quick, Pink Purslane

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_popi3_001_lvd

        

image of Portulaca pilosa, Hairy Purslane, Kiss-me-quick, Pink Purslane

Maggie Whitson    bas_p_pilosa1_whitson

August        

Leaves oblanceolate to 3cm x8mm, succulent-textured, w coarse hairs in axils, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

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) 070-03-003:
Portulaca pilosa   FAMILY Portulacaceae

 

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3045

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in disturbed sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Leaves alternate or subopposite, congested & involucre-like at inflorescence
Margins entire

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Maroon
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 sepals
5-7 petals
Ovary half-inferior

Flowers in leaf axils, solitary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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