Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3109

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Asia (apparently)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in gardens, disturbed areas, cracks in sidewalks, per Weakley's Flora

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

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 (1968) 070-03-005:
Portulaca oleracea   FAMILY Portulacaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Purslane, Garden Purslane, Pussley