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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Purslane   Portulaca pilosa    
Portulaca family — Portulacaceae

Also known as:
Chisme, Shaggy Portulaca, Moss Rose, Verdolaga

Slides: (click for larger view)


This humble plant is easy to overlook except for the few hours when the flowers are open. A relative of the beautiful cultivated portulacas, it grows throughout the state in open areas, including on roadsides and in parking lots.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

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