Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
(Garden Purslane, Hogweed)
By subsp., see Allred
Portulaca oleracea is a common weedy herb frequently found in gardens and on sidewalks. It grows in a spreading, prostrate fashion and has small yellow flowers. The leaves are oval and succulent, on orange to red stems. The flowers are small and yellow.
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Portulaca oleracea, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Sept. 9, 2007
Portulaca oleracea, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Kelly Kindscher & Bill Norris, Lake Roberts, Aug. 9, 2009
Portulaca oleracea, closeup of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Kelly Kindscher & Bill Norris, Lake Roberts, Aug. 9, 2009
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