Portulaca oleracea L. (Purslane)



Portulaca oleracea

Photo of purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.)

Portulaca oleracea L. – (Purslane)

Annual plant of the Purslane family -Portulacaceae– till 30 cm. long. Postrate, succulent stems, bright dark green. Opposite leaves, till 3 cm. Upper ones verticilate. Flowers till 1,3 cm in diameter, with petals falling very soon, yellow. The fruit is a pixidium. In cultivated, very rich fertilized soils and waste lands.

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8 February, 2022

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