Taxon  Report   6802 
Portulaca halimoides  L.
Desert portulaca,  Purslane, Silkcotton purslane
Portulaca halimoides
© 2013 Don Davis
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Portulaca halimoides
© 2004 James M. Andre
Portulaca halimoides
© 2004 James M. Andre
Portulaca halimoides, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.2 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Portulaca halimoides
© 2012 Keir Morse
Genus: Portulaca
Joshua Tree Woodland
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Portulaca parvula
CNPS: Portulaca mundula
More information about  Portulaca halimoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 26, 2016).

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