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Portulaca oleraceae

Purslane, Portulaca oleraceaeThe purslane usually grows spread out flat on the ground.  This one climbed up over the edge of the pot.  Both stems and leaves are succulent (thick and juicy).  Like most succlent plants, it clones easily from stem fragments

Purslane, Portulaca oleraceaeUnlike the garden varieties of Portulaca, the purslane has small flowers which are hardly noticable.

Purslane, Portulaca oleraceaeThese are seedlings of the purslane.  I usually try to remove them from my garden at about this stage of growth.

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