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Portulaca oleracea

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

common purslane (Portulaca oleracea) common purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Common purslane is used for medical purposes. Young common purslane is used for food.


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

Malheur Agricultural Experiment Station
595 Onion Avenue
Ontario, OR 97914
(541) 889-2174
FAX (541) 889-7831

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