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Park Rapids, MN (Zone 3b)
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Shannie
Jul 12, 2013 12:03 AM CST
I rescued this from a little corner at the local nursery for .25 cents. I neglected to ask what it was or how to care for it. It started to bloom red flowers at the ends of the trails. Any help would be appreciated.

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enidcandles
Jul 12, 2013 12:05 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome!
I am not going to be much help. The plant does not look familiar to me. Maybe if you had a clearer picture?
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Shannie
Jul 12, 2013 12:36 AM CST
Thanks, will see if I have a better one. Hopefully this is a better pic, and I already love it here Thumbs up
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Horntoad
Jul 12, 2013 12:56 AM CST
Maybe Kleinia petraea.


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fixpix
Jul 12, 2013 1:10 AM CST
Hmmm to me it looks a lot like the horrible Portulaca (purslane).
There's some "nice ones" as I saw the other day at a nursery, for sale... the flowers were spent, but I could tell they were bigger, and nicer than on the weed I am trying to hard to get rid of.
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zuzu
Jul 12, 2013 1:20 AM CST

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Looks like Aptenia.

Baby Sunrose (Mesembryanthemum cordifolium)

Here are some Google images of it:

https://www.google.com/search?q=aptenia&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bv...
Name: Calin
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fixpix
Jul 12, 2013 2:06 AM CST
Hmm, from what I see, Aptenia has pointed leaves, these are round.
I still think it's some Purslane...
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Shannie
Jul 12, 2013 2:10 AM CST
I think fix you may be right, checking out pics and info from everyone's replies (thank you much!), it resembles the Portulaca. I appreciate your time all, and "Thanks" again!

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purpleinopp
Jul 12, 2013 9:24 AM CST
Compare to Senecio Jacobsenii.
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Jul 12, 2013 9:31 AM CST
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JRsbugs
Jul 12, 2013 11:38 AM CST
Senecio jacobsenii is a synonym of Kleinia petraea, it does look like that to me apart from the slightly more rounded tops of the leaves. There are often variations in plants.

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purpleinopp
Jul 12, 2013 3:03 PM CST
I liked it better when plants only had 1 botanical epithet. Thanks for the info!
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fixpix
Jul 15, 2013 1:26 AM CST
Sorry to disagree again.
The last name offered, i checked pics, and i saw the flowers have long stems (not sure how to call those).
And this plant in particular, if you closely look at the first pic, blurry as it is, you can still see some seed capsules in the pointed shape of the portulaca (I am always angry when I find those, especially the already blasted ones, and all seeds scaterred).
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plantladylin
Jul 15, 2013 6:53 AM CST
It looks more like Portulaca to me too. I have P. grandiflora that has some more rounded leaves as well as pointed leaves on the same plant:



There's also P. oleracea that's considered a weed here in Florida:

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
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Jul 15, 2013 7:46 AM CST
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Xeramtheum
Jul 15, 2013 11:20 AM CST
Can you take a picture of the flowers?
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gingin
Jul 15, 2013 2:45 PM CST
When I saw the picture, my first thought was purslane.
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Xeramtheum
Jul 15, 2013 3:11 PM CST
Kinda looks like the Weeping Jade to me .. a picture of the flower would certainly help.
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plantladylin
Jul 15, 2013 4:15 PM CST
For comparison, here are some close up photo's of Portulaca oleracea that I pulled out of my lawn today; considered a weed down here in Florida.


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JRsbugs
Jul 16, 2013 3:46 AM CST
I'm still with Kleinia petraea, the leaves shoot upwards from the stems where leaves on Portulaca oleracea tend to lay down more, the leaves on the latter also look more green than bluish with purple tints. P. oleracea shows stems branching from the main stems too, I can't see that on this plant.

The flower stem which can be seen at the lower left of the firs pic has a dead flower on it, not yet made seed, the flower stems on K. petraea are long.

http://www.wnmu.edu/academic/nspages/gilaflora/portulaca_ole...

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2696/

http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/image-display.php?specie...

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