PlantsPortulaca→Purslane (Portulaca sativa)

Botanical names:
Portulaca sativa Accepted
Portulaca oleracea subsp. sativa Synonym
Portulaca oleracea var. sativa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Vegetable
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Edible Parts: Stem
Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 70ºF-75ºF
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Pollinators: Self
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Also known as Tall Green Purslane

All About PurslaneAll About Purslane
By Boopaints on March 28, 2010

Living in a dry heat with high temperatures between 105 and 110 during the summer, purslane laughs in your face and thrives here in Phoenix, Arizona. Add some incredible, edible ornamental purslane to your garden this summer! A salsa with purslane recipe is included in the article.

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Location: Salt Lake City, UTDate: 2015-09-07Also known as Tall Green Purslane
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Seeds available by LindaTX8 Feb 20, 2013 10:18 AM 0
I hope SOMEONE CAN TELL ME how long it takes for ammonia to by crittergarden Feb 20, 2013 3:34 PM 12

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