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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Trianthema portulacastrum (Horse-purslane, verdolaga de cochi)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: succulent
Flower Color: pink or magenta or lavender
Flowering Period: summer
Spines: spineless
Family: Aizoaceae (aizoon family)
Abundance: introduced,naturalized
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 16 (8.5 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Trianthema portulacastrum (opens in a new tab).






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