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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pool_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm140625_310

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_oleracea_3254

September    Iredell County    NC

Flowers bright yellow, 1/4-3/8" wide, mostly solitary in a rosette of leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_p_oleracea_3255

September    Iredell County    NC

A prostrate, branching succulent w reddish stems which blooms briefly in AM, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_portulaca_oleracea_1

September    Catawba County    NC

Thick, flat obovate leaves about 1" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.