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Marlei
Sep 17, 2016 5:30 PM CST
saw this in my friend's garden, she has no idea what it is. Would be very nice if you guy can help and identify. Thanks
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purpleinopp
Sep 17, 2016 5:46 PM CST
It's either Portulaca oleracea (purslane) or Portulaca umbraticola (ornamental purslane.) When it blooms, you'll know which.
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ctcarol
Sep 17, 2016 7:39 PM CST
Definitely purslane! My non gardening neighbor thought it was a ground cover.
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 17, 2016 11:03 PM CST
lol I found the same plant today in my garden and was able to look it up on the net to figure out what it was then posted about it on the sedum forum. The thread "Sedum and related succulents Chat 2016" in Sedum forum page 21
That's so funny 2 people where wondering about the same plant only 2 hours and 31 minutes apart Thumbs up by the way it's edible Big Grin I like it and it's non edible look alike Euphorbia maculat. To me they look great and serve as great ground covers cooling the soil but letting other plants grow through them.
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jimard8
Sep 17, 2016 11:11 PM CST
Here is some in a few fennel starts , it is a planetary world wide grower , it gets into all here Grows on the sidewalks in middle of summer also real sun and heat lover
Has omega 3 in it , A rarity among plants
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purpleinopp
Sep 18, 2016 6:45 AM CST
Either of the Portulacas I mentioned can be very effective ground covers.

Forgot to include links:
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

This one is sold in stores as ornamental, and "the other moss roses."
Wingpod Purslane (Portulaca umbraticola)
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Name: Calin
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fixpix
Sep 21, 2016 7:16 AM CST
But...it's also very invasive if left to bloom and produce seed. Just as a warning.
If you have a veggie garden, like my parents do, and somehow this plant escapes... There's no turning back Smiling
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purpleinopp
Sep 21, 2016 8:29 AM CST
You realize you're saying a veggie invaded your veggie garden? I believe your comment is in regard to P. oleracea. I've not heard about anyone complaining about having too much P. umbraticola.

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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Sep 21, 2016 2:25 PM CST
Like Calin said. But Very !
Very ! invasive. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
Whatever kind i have . I been fighting it over 20 yrs. Only way to kill it is pulling it up before little tiny yellow flowers appear. Comes up where theres no water getting to it. All summer. Next spring... It comes back in Force ###
The visiting neighbors Spanish son said it was mexican lettuce. That they use it for flavor in spanish cooking.
I chewed a leaf. Blah ! Spit it out ๐Ÿ˜›
I showed to lots of spanish people i know. None knew what it was.
This yr looking threw seed catalog.
I saw seeds for it ๐Ÿ˜ฌ. Im going ๐Ÿ˜•
I feel sorry for anybody who tries this stuff ###!!!!! Grumbling
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purpleinopp
Sep 21, 2016 3:34 PM CST
http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/recipes/sns-food-recipe...
http://chocolateandzucchini.com/ingredients-fine-foods/45-th...
http://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/what-to-do-cook-with...
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 22, 2016 11:37 AM CST
I tried some it's not too bad, I wouldn't make a meal out of it alone but it seems like it would do great in a salad.
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Name: Nancy Dantonio
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ndantonio2
Sep 25, 2016 11:45 AM CST
Could it be purslane? or portulacca?

Marlei said:saw this in my friend's garden, she has no idea what it is. Would be very nice if you guy can help and identify. Thanks
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 25, 2016 7:46 PM CST
Portulaca is purslane
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Name: Che Clark
Chicago, IL (western suburbs) (Zone 5b)
checlarkglobal
Sep 25, 2016 8:42 PM CST
I've had it served to me in Michelin Starred restaurants more than once, and they must be getting it from a quality food supplier or farm because what they serve is really tasty.....but not the stuff growing wild in my garden. I recommend you stop this stuff fast.....we've been fighting it all year because we didn't stop it early.
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purpleinopp
Sep 26, 2016 8:29 AM CST
Portulaca is a genus of many different species. The most well-known is P. grandiflora AKA moss roses.
Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)

If the flowers are tiny and yellow, it's purslane (P. oleracea.)
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

If the leaves look like purslane but the flowers are much bigger, it's P. umbraticola, a plant never intended to be used culinarily, sold with annuals as ornamental purslane or the other moss roses.
Wingpod Purslane (Portulaca umbraticola)

Until they bloom, the 2 plants (P. oleracea and umbraticola) look exactly alike. It's not possible from the 1 pic of the plant in question to determine whether it's P. oleracea or umbraticola.

It is said that, like many other kinds of plants harvested culinarily, timing and anatomy matter. Not all parts or individual leaves taste the same at all times, and textural issues may be a factor. For example, I wouldn't use whole, big, tough basil leaves on a sandwich, just the small, tender ones. When zucchini get too big, their flavor & texture changes. It's not something one would eat as a stand-alone food. One doesn't eat a pile of Rosemary, but a little bit can add a lot of flavor to primary menu items.
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greene
Sep 26, 2016 9:31 AM CST
ediblelandscapingsc said:Portulaca is purslane


Same genus but much different plants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPr6IT6oNKY

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purpleinopp
Sep 26, 2016 10:25 AM CST
Purslane is the common name (nickname) for Portulaca oleracea. The botanical name for purslane is Portulaca oleracea. I feel like I'm doing an insufficient job of explaining that purslane is one species of Portulaca.
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sooby
Sep 26, 2016 10:44 AM CST
Tiffany, if you look in the NGA database other portulacas have purslane as their common name, including Portulaca umbraticola. That's the problem with common names. If we could see flowers we'd know which it was, or whether Marlei's friend planted them or if they are weeds. I'm not sure that Marlei is still with us though.....

Jmoll1
Sep 26, 2016 11:06 AM CST
checlarkglobal said:I've had it served to me in Michelin Starred restaurants more than once, and they must be getting it from a quality food supplier or farm because what they serve is really tasty.....but not the stuff growing wild in my garden. I recommend you stop this stuff fast.....we've been fighting it all year because we didn't stop it early.


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purpleinopp
Sep 27, 2016 7:52 AM CST
Sooby, agree so much! If people are eating P. umbraticola, they're not eating the original plant called purslane. I was trying to find out which specific plant any particular person might be discussing by moving beyond the nicknames.

When someone says purslane and Portulaca are very different, it's apparent that an insufficient explanation has yet been offered, and still doesn't tell us which plant they are referring to by the nickname purslane. They're all Portulacas, and many of them are called purslane as a common name/nickname. The comparison is analogous to saying privet and Ligustrum are very different.



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