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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
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: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Leaves: Other: Hairy, up to 1 inch long, narrow, slightly flattened, succulent-like.
Fruit: Other: Small, oval capsules containing tiny, black seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Flowers year-round in South Florida.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Location: Orangeburg, SCDate: 2017-05-24Portulaca blooms
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Location: north central TexasDate: 2019-07-18A single plant which came up in a nursery tree pot - the kind use
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2012-05-22this is a wild native
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2012-05-22
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2012-05-22
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Location: my garden Date: 2014-07-10they get invasive
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Location: my garden Date: 2015-08-24
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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Sep 12, 2014 2:57 PM

This is a very persistant weed in this are, invading both cultivated plots and lawns. Pulls easily, but resists cultivation because it refuses to die even when up rooted. Resistant to lawn weed killers. It is quite pretty when in full bloom. Would be nice if it could be contained, but it is very invasive

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Chisme (Portulaca pilosa) by valleylynn Oct 15, 2012 2:05 PM 0
Looks more like P. amilis by purpleinopp Oct 6, 2018 7:37 AM 0
what is this? Florida by zachww1014 May 6, 2021 9:38 AM 8
Identifying Central Florida weed with thick leaves and purple flowers by duity Jun 27, 2020 2:30 PM 3
Just signed up. Hoping for verification on a plant I've got by Gaza Nov 17, 2018 6:28 AM 4
Plant ID please by vitrsna Oct 5, 2018 8:10 AM 6
Purslane is a winner! by teacup754 Aug 29, 2017 7:17 AM 19
Newbie, south Alabama by Intheswamp Jun 11, 2021 12:58 AM 3,213
End of the season reviews. by purpleinopp Nov 7, 2015 11:17 AM 2
In heaven by Searie Aug 28, 2015 9:57 AM 4
Portulaca amilis, a "lawn weed" by purpleinopp Jun 1, 2016 3:43 PM 49
Finally did *something* by purpleinopp Feb 25, 2016 2:11 AM 23

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