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Sonoran Desert Plants
Portulaca oleracea (Purslane,verdolaga)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Portulaca oleracea

Habitat: disturbed areas
Life Form: succulent,forb,annual
Leaf Description: succulent,obovate cuneate or spatulate,thick,simple,entire,smooth
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: summer
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 27 (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 (opens in a new tab).






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