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KeZame
Jun 16, 2017 9:31 AM CST
Hello,

I got some seeds from a china seller on ebay and of course I didn't get the seeds I asked for :P Anyone know what these could be? Their seeds are very very small, round and black in colour.

They get a flower from time to time, but then it closes up and never re-opens

Just wondering what they could be :P

Thanks

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 16, 2017 9:59 AM CST
Some sort of Purslane.
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Zencat
Jun 16, 2017 11:39 AM CST
That would be my guess, too. What did you order?
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greene
Jun 16, 2017 11:44 AM CST
I cannot stress this strongly enough. Please only order seeds from trusted sellers, preferably in your own country. What you paid for is not what you received. You now have a lovely plant that most consider to be a weed. Some folks do eat some types of Purslane, but.... Sighing!
Here is one person based in China who is honestly selling Purslane.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Pu...
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KeZame
Jun 17, 2017 9:04 AM CST
Those were supposed to be orchid seeds :P well, seller re-funded as I immediateley found they were fake, but still; it was annoying.

Thanks for the advice, they really seem to be Purslane :)
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purpleinopp
Jun 17, 2017 2:38 PM CST
If it is P. umbraticola, it should be quite ornamental.
Wingpod Purslane (Portulaca umbraticola)

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Even if P. oleracea, there are many more pros than cons. A superb ground cover under taller entities that shades the ground and pulls up moisture from deep under the surface. Considered a desirable edible about everywhere else in the world except in US because it's doubly profitable to tell people that ubiquitous edibles are weeds. They pay for a 'cide and the bites of food to replace that which they killed.

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P. umbraticola was sold as P. oleracea for so long, it's also widely eaten, and still sold and called P. oleracea by many.
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