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Sonoran Desert Plants
Portulaca umbraticola Kunth (Winged Purslane)

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 Portulaca umbraticola Kunth

 Portulaca umbraticola Kunth

 Portulaca umbraticola Kunth

Habitat: rocky slopes, sandy areas, fields
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: flat,succulent,smooth
Flower Color: yellow and copper
Flowering Period: spring to fall
Spines: spineless
Family: Portulacaceae (purslane family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona Part 19. Eudicots: Polygalaceae to Simmondsiaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-47: 1-71. Published 23 June 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 30 (13.7 MB pdf)

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

 

 

 

 

 

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