Taxon  Report   8023    
Trianthema portulacastrum  L.
Desert horsepurslane,  Horse purslane, Lowland purslane
Trianthema portulacastrum
© 2004 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Trianthema portulacastrum
© 2018 Dan Williams
Trianthema portulacastrum
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Trianthema portulacastrum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Trianthema portulacastrum
© 2018 Dan Williams
Genus: Trianthema
Communities: Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Trianthema portulacastrum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).