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Purslane

Purslane

Latin: Portulacaceae

Plants in the Purslane Family by Scientific Name


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spring beauty(Claytonia lanceolata)Claytonia lanceolata
Common Names spring beauty
Family Purslane
Flower Color White to pink
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)
Lewisia rediviva
Common Names Bitterroot, Bitter root
Family Purslane
Flower Color White/Purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
water montia, water miner's lettuce (Montia chamissoi)Montia chamissoi
Common Names water montia, water miner's lettuce
Family Purslane
Flower Color White/Purple
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
narrowleaf minerslettuce, indian lettuce (Montia linearis)Montia linearis
Common Names narrowleaf minerslettuce, indian lettuce
Family Purslane
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Native Yes
Weed No
Miner's lettuce (Montia perfoliata)
Montia perfoliata
Common Names Miner's lettuce
Family Purslane
Flower Color White
Plant Type Herb
Introduced North America
Weed No
common purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
Portulaca oleracea
Common Names common purslane
Family Purslane
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Herb
Short Description Common purslane
Native No
Weed Yes

For additional information please send an e-mail request to:
Dr. Clinton C. Shock
Clinton.Shock@oregonstate.edu

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