Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Portulacaceae
(Purslane Family)


The Portulacaceae have two sepals, grow in full sunlight, and have round or thick succulent leaves.

Claytonia rosea (Western Spring Beauty)
Phemeranthus brevifolius (Pygmy Flameflower)
Phemeranthus humilis (Pinos Altos Flamethrower)
Phemeranthus parviflorus (New Mexico Flamethrower)
Portulaca halimoides (Silk Cotton Purslane)
Portulaca oleracea (Purslane)
Portulaca suffrutescens (Shrubby Purslane)
Portulaca umbraticola subsp. lanceolata (Purslane)
Talinum aurantiacum (Orange Flame Thrower)


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