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Purslane, Little Hogweed

Portulaca oleracea L.

Portulacaceae (Rose Moss Family)

▲▼ seedlings

young plants ▲▼

young plant stem, leaf detail

mature plant

mature plant stem, leaf detail


mature, flowering plant in compacted area


         low-growing, spreading summer annual weed in the Portulacacae (Purslane Family) with fleshy oval leaves and fleshy stems

         grows 3-4" tall, spreads 8-18" per plant

         produces yellow flowers

         found in cultivated agronomic and horticultural crops, waste areas

         control:  pre-emergent herbicides, cultivation, shading


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