Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) Plant

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Description

Portulaca oleracea (common purslane) is an annual succulent in the family Portulacaceae.  Although purslane is considered a weed in the United States, it may be eaten as a leaf vegetable.  It has a slightly sour and salty taste. The stems, leaves and flower buds are all edible.
Type:Annual, Self-seeding
Family:Portulacaceae
Growing Zones:
Native Range:North Africa, Southern Europe through the Middle East and the Iran, Indian Subcontinent
Mature Height:15 – 18 inches
Mature Width:12 – 15 inches
Spacing:6 – 12 inches
Sunlight:Full Sun
Water:Moderate
Soil Type:Average
Growth Rate:Moderate
Leaf Description:Small, round, succulent
Bloom Time:Summer
Bloom Description:Small, yellow
Harvest:Leaf
Harvest Time:Summer
Drought Tolerance:Moderate
Special Properties:

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