Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Hairy Purslane at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Hairy Purslane, Kiss-me-quick, Pink Purslane
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Leaves oblanceolate to 3cm x8mm, succulent-textured, w coarse hairs in axils, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it in disturbed sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora
Leaves alternate or subopposite, congested & involucre-like at inflorescence
Flowers in leaf axils, solitary
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC p230
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p358
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p008
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p334