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Apr 23, 2018 4:41 AM CST
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Hi,
I was trying to grow basil from seeds I own. Unfortunately only one plant of basil is popping out of the soil, but there is a lot of an other plant I can't recognize. Can someone help me recognizing what this is?

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Apr 23, 2018 5:13 AM CST
Name: Sally
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purslane, a weed, Portulaca oleracea, or maybe decorative purslane.
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Apr 23, 2018 5:53 AM CST
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It does resemble Common Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

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Apr 23, 2018 8:14 AM CST
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P. olearacea is not considered a weed in most places, it's edible.

The sprouts could also be P. umbraticola, a nearly identical plant but with blooms large enough to be considered ornamental. Sold in US as ornamental purslane or "other moss roses."

Purslane (Portulaca umbraticola)
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Apr 23, 2018 8:22 AM CST
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true, weed is very subjective term and also regional Sticking tongue out

So, depending on how this space was used before, one of the purslanes may have been growing there before, and left its seed
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Apr 24, 2018 12:14 PM CST
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An unwanted plant is a weed.
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