Wildflowers forum: Purslane family - Portulacaceae family

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Sep 5, 2012 11:19 PM CST
A topic dedicated to the Portulacaceae family ( comon name Purslane family).



Portulaca pilosa

Common name : Kiss Me Quick; Chisme;


Location: Victoria, Victoria Co, Tx; - Date: 2012-08(August)-27

Flower: Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/14ea26 Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/1339cf Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/164565

Habit: Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/e24032 Leaves: linear Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/9f250d Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/8efa52

Seeds are formed in a tiny capsule Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/69a23c, which opens when the seeds are mature Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/19e4eb

Location: Victoria, Victoria Co, Tx; - Date: 2012-09(September)-02 (same location like above)

One plant and details

Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/adbfc8 Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/9b61ac Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/e02cdf Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/495be1
Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/81c316 Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/d8abec Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/106470
Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/885192 Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/51c5ec Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/22f52a
Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/92dbaa Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/959881 Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/514ee3 Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/b020de

(in the last picture above, the ruler is in millimeters (metric system) - 1 inch = 25.4 mm )

Another plant with many flowers

Note: The soil where I found the plants, is sandy soil.
[Last edited by Justin - Sep 7, 2012 9:11 AM (+)]
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Oct 3, 2012 8:56 AM CST
I love this plant! A few months ago I spotted some in a crack of the parking lot pavement at the bank across the street. I pulled it up and potted it, mostly sand. Glad I did because about a week later, they repaved the lot.

It probably should go in the ground for winter, but where to put a 3" tall plant? I've only ever seen them in cracks in the pavement and really love seeing what a bigger, healthy patch looks like. Would you have a picture showing more of the area where you found this growing? I love your pics, btw. It's not easy to get good pics of this tiny native, great job!
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