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Jun 16, 2017 9:31 AM CST

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


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Name: Daisy I
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Jun 16, 2017 9:59 AM CST
Some sort of Purslane.
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Jun 16, 2017 11:39 AM CST
That would be my guess, too. What did you order?
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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.
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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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Jun 17, 2017 2:38 PM CST
If it is P. umbraticola, it should be quite ornamental.
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.

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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