common purslane
Portulaca oleracea L.

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EDDMapS Distribution

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Portulaca

Other System Links

Plants: POOL
Bayer: POROL
GRIN: 29453
ITIS: 20422
NPDN Host: 31506

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
little hogweed, akulikuli-kula, common purslane, duckweed, garden purslane, little-hogweed, purslane, pursley, pusley, wild portulaca

Related Scientific Names:

Portulaca oleracea ssp. granulatostellulata (Poelln.) Danin & Baker(Synonym)


Category: Forbs/Herbs