OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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) 070-03-002:
Portulaca smallii   FAMILY Portulacaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Small's Portulaca, Small's Purslane


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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) 070-03-002:
Portulaca smallii   FAMILY Portulacaceae

 

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3439

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in thin soils on granitic and diabase flatrocks, sometimes locally spreading to adjacent fields, mowed areas, or other disturbed aeas, 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
Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 sepals
5-7 petals
Ovary half-inferior

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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