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(Science: botany) A genus of polypetalous plants; also, any plant of the genus.

Portulaca oleracea is the common purslane. P. Grandiflora is a south American herb, widely cultivated for its showy crimson, scarlet, yellow, or white, ephemeral blossoms.

Origin: L, purslane.

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Re: mystery plant in CT

it seems to be a Portulaca, or moss rose. I like the idea it just floated down on my deck and sprouted. I hope I can get some seeds from it for next year.

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by sumarty
Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: mystery plant in CT
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Plant identification help needed

I do not recognize it. Time for you to hit the books :lol: (edit) but it is dark, its not portulaca is it?

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by Linn
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:18 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Plant identification help needed
Replies: 3
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