Purslane and Portulaca forum: Cisanthe, calandrinia, portulaca???

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 20, 2014 5:21 AM CST
Are these just different names for the same plant?
Cisanthe is said to be a purslane?
I am confused about all these.
I have seeds for Cisanthe grandiflora, and in trying to find seed germination information,---I have come across a mix of these names?
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vic
Mar 20, 2014 5:25 AM CST

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I'm sorry - I have no idea Crying
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 20, 2014 7:26 AM CST
Okay---perhaps someone can answer this.
I have put my query on several forums.
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Boopaints
Mar 20, 2014 9:52 AM CST

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Calandrinia grandiflora is a cousin to the purslane and portulaca we all love here Caroline.

It is part of the family tree of the Portulacaceae family and sometimes people call it rock purslane too. The leaves are grey-green and the blooms are higher on taller stems.

Purslane/portulaca is a variety of plants that gets confusing because they are kin but not the same but still, are are succulents. People are often calling everything purslane or portulaca but usually I say nothing unless they want to know the real plant. Whistling You know how people call anything with narrow petals groupsed aroudn a center a daisy? That is what happenes with purslane.

Cisanthe grandiflora is the same as Calandrinia. Just another name for it.

I did go to You tube for you to see if I could find out more:

Here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-IfWwIkwp8

and here is one on my favorite, purslane:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TVg374sR_A

You'll see lots of videos that will help you.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Mar 20, 2014 9:55 AM CST

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I lingered Whistling and found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPr6IT6oNKY
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Mar 20, 2014 12:07 PM CST

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Thank you Becky Thumbs up
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Mar 20, 2014 12:49 PM CST

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I tip my hat to you. my pleasure. It is one of the few plants I know a lot about. Whistling The other are spider plants and vinca major.
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CarolineScott
Mar 20, 2014 1:50 PM CST
Okay,--- I think that Cisanthe is a purslane--a rock purslane?
The last time I had Cisanthe seeds---I thought they were a direct sown wild flower.
Now I will treat as a rock plant and sow it in gritty soil.
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Mar 21, 2014 12:42 AM CST

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There you go!

Post photos once you have it growing Green Grin!
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CarolineScott
Mar 21, 2014 6:25 AM CST
Yes--will post pictures when it grows and blooms.
I do not expect it to be perennial here, but I may save seeds.

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