Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3462

Forb
Annual

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in sandy fields and other dry, sandy, disturbed habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Portulaca amilis   FAMILY Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Portulaca amilis   FAMILY Portulacaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaf Pink Purslane, Paraguayan Purslane


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JK Marlow    jkm140814_588

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Portulaca amilis

JK Marlow    jkm140922_894

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Portulaca amilis

JK Marlow    jkm140922_894b

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Capsules' dehiscence circumscissile [so that the top separates like a lid], per Flora of North America.

image of Portulaca amilis

Roxanna Martin    rlm9509_317

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Portulaca amilis

Roxanna Martin    rlm9509_317b

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves flattened in cross-section, more than 2.5mm wide, obovate to spatulate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Portulaca amilis

Roxanna Martin    rlm9509_430

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Portulaca amilis

Roxanna Martin    rlm9509_430b

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers less than 20mm across, petals pink to purple, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Portulaca amilis

Roxanna Martin    rlm9509_432

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm161013_908

October    Greenwood County    SC