Portulaca oleracea L.



Portulaca oleracea

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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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