Taxon  Report   8023    
Trianthema portulacastrum  L.
Desert horsepurslane,  Horse purslane, Lowland purslane
Trianthema portulacastrum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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

Communities: Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Sesuvium portulacastrum
More information about  Trianthema portulacastrum
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2019).