Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Portulaca oleracea L.
PORTULACACEAE
purselane, wild protulaca, pussley, pursley, duckweed, little hogweed, pigweed
Unknown, Potential minor problem species
Origin: Eurasia
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Prostrate to decumbent, sub succulent, shiny annual, with deep taproots. Under water stress the whole plant becomes reddish. The shiny leaves are spoon-shaped and have yellow flowers in their axils.
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More information:
NRCS Plants Database

Illustration



USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada.

Photo - flowers/leaves



The Weeds Society of Western Australia

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