purslane, common

COMMON NAME: Purslane, common
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Portulaca oleracea
FAMILY: Portulacaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Succulent annual herb. Leaves opposite, lanceolate to obovate. Plant glabrous. Flowers yellow.
DESCRIPTION: Common weed in numerous situations in the southeast. Able to tolerate compacted, droughty
soil. Edible leaves high in omega-3-fatty acids.

Broad View Developed plant in disturbed soil

Broad View
Developed plant in disturbed soil

Additional Stem characteristics

Additional
Stem characteristics

Flower / Seed Head Flower close up

Flower / Seed Head
Flower close up