Taxon  Report   6803    
Portulaca oleracea  L.
Common purslane,  Little hogweed, Purslane
Portulaca oleracea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.

Bloom Period
Genus: Portulaca
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Portulaca neglecta
PLANTS: Portulaca oleracea var. parvifolia
PLANTS: Portulaca oleracea var. oleracea
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More information about  Portulaca oleracea
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 25, 2020).