Taxon  Report   6803 
Portulaca oleracea  L.
Purslane, common purslane, little hogweed
Portulaca oleracea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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 Plant Characteristics
 and Associations

Bloom Period
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Genus: Portulaca
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Portulaca neglecta
PLANTS: Portulaca oleracea ssp. granulatostellulata
PLANTS: Portulaca oleracea ssp. impolita
PLANTS: Portulaca oleracea ssp. nicaraguensis
PLANTS: Portulaca oleracea ssp. nitida
PLANTS: Portulaca oleracea ssp. papillatostellulata
PLANTS: Portulaca oleracea ssp. stellata
PLANTS: Portulaca retusa
 Information about  Portulaca oleracea  from other sources:
Photos on Picasa / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google


Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 17, 2014).

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