Common name: Purslane
Latin name: Portulaca oleracea L.
Life Cycle: Annual
Description: Low-growing succulent annual with a prostrate growth habit. Leaves are fleshy, oblong or elliptic in shape, alterantely arranged on the stem with the uppermost leaves appearing whorled. Flowers with 5 yellow petals and fruits are circumscissile capsules that split along a horizontal line.
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