Purslane and Portulaca forum: Portulaca amilis, a "lawn weed"

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 27, 2015 3:46 PM CST
Our 'lawn' has quite a few of these plants. I've been moving some to beds as ground cover, and as ground cover for some taller succulent plants in pots. I think the tiny pink flowers are adorable! I also think this would grow in part of my Mom's yard where it's so packed & dry from people turning around that the grass is gone. Looks like they're about to make the first blooms in the next week or so. When I have something worth taking a pic of from this year, I'll add here.

This plants' entry here:
Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis)

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vic
May 28, 2015 7:26 AM CST

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Can't wait to see your photo's Hurray!
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 28, 2015 8:40 AM CST
Apparently the buds were more ready than I thought. Found a couple blooms open this morning.

In this pic, it looks like I already missed a flower, looks like shriveled one to the left.




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Name: Vicki
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vic
May 28, 2015 9:04 AM CST

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GREAT photo's Tiffany - thank you Thumbs up
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May 29, 2015 9:40 AM CST

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Hurray! Hurray! I love the little pink blooms, Tiffany!
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 29, 2015 1:11 PM CST
I know we'll be mowing this weekend, so I was just out looking for more of these. I think they can survive mowing, but might as well grab as many as possible before they get beheaded. Found about 25 more little plants. If I put some pics of what I've done to get started, the later pics will have more impact.

This spot has some baby shrubs and some other misc plants. Just dug up the grass here a couple months ago. Hopefully the surface will soon have a nice display of this.
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I put some on the front side of this wire mesh container of mixed succulents. I used smaller ones with roots that weren't branched out much & stuck the main root through one of the holes. Some might not take, but in my imagination, they'll spread & cover the whole front.
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Experimenting with putting some of my Jade plants in ground for temporary summer vacation. A ground cover would probably be better around them, than mulch.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
May 29, 2015 4:51 PM CST

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Very nice Tiffany Hurray! and please DO post photo's as they grow Thumbs up
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May 29, 2015 10:26 PM CST

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I agree
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 5, 2015 8:30 AM CST
Am I impatient, or what? Looking for updates already? Yes, I am! (I check at least 1x day, but won't bore everyone with updates that often, I promise!) :+)

These plants have stopped wilting, started holding themselves up. I think I'll add more, they're still sprouting in the lawn:
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These plants are still so small & hard to see, but I did get a pic of 3 diff kinds of Portulaca blooming. Being able to see them adjacent to each other helps so much I think. In pics, individual plants are so much harder to compare to each other. In a month or 2, I'll prob delete this multi pic & put one with much more substantial plants. Now to try to find some P. pilosa, and continue wondering why my yard seems to be the only 1 in the world where purslane (P. oleracea) doesn't just show up!

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jun 5, 2015 10:03 AM CST

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Looking GOOD Tiffany Hurray! Hurray!

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Jun 7, 2015 6:56 AM CST

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I agree waiting is so very hard to do!
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purpleinopp
Jun 17, 2015 10:17 AM CST
Updates on these 3 spots. The first plants I moved are here:
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The smaller ones I stuck through the wire mesh of this container have been a little slower to recover. A few look like they were handled a bit too roughly, might have bent the stems. In the upper R corner, there's another patch of plants, moved there about a week ago.
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This spot has brutal afternoon sun, harder to keep moist & things are happening a little more slowly.
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I've moved about 150 individual plants at this point, and there are more out there. The next time it rains, I'll move more.
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Boopaints
Jun 17, 2015 11:47 AM CST

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Tiffany, am I seeing both portulaca and purslane?
One day you'll come out and they will have taken over!
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purpleinopp
Jun 17, 2015 12:05 PM CST
There's 3 kinds of Portulaca in the pics, oleracea (purslane,) amilis, & umbraticola. Love your pic! That's what I'm going for, a tapestry of blooms around the other plants. Nice!
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vic
Jun 17, 2015 2:14 PM CST

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Tiffany - I love watching your beautiful blooms grow - keep those photo's coming Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 17, 2015 3:17 PM CST
TY so much! And back'at'cha - everyone out there! No such thing as too much plant porn. Oooh baby baby!
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Jun 17, 2015 4:53 PM CST

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Jun 19, 2015 9:57 PM CST

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Hurray! I agree
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jun 25, 2015 9:23 AM CST
Some updates. The bed to where most of these plants are being moved keeps getting bigger. I moved about 75 more plants around the outer edge yesterday:
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The first plants that were moved here are fully recovered & looking great!
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Another spot, also with some purchased moss roses (P. grandiflora):
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Noticing that the more time a plant has to recover, the bigger the blooms:
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First bloom on this project today!
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Edited to add:
@needrain So glad to read that yours bloomed last year, survived winter, and is blooming again. Doesn't fit the pattern of a true annual. Every source I've encountered (though there are so few) says that plant is an annual. But, after digging up at least 300 of them from our lawn, I'm convinced many of them are older, established plants. Will observe & closely compare pics, and fashion some collars for some of the biggest plants, to be sure of exact placement of what I observe in the spring. I also have some in pots by now to observe too.
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Jun 25, 2015 12:53 PM CST

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Looks good Hurray!

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