Purslane

Purslane

About Purslane

Portulaca oleracea (Common Purslane, also known as Verdolaga, Pigweed, Little Hogweed, or Pusley, and Moss rose), is an annual succulent in the family Portulacaceae. Approximately forty varieties currently are cultivated. It has an extensive Old World distribution extending from North Africa through the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent to Malesia and Australasia. The species status in the New World is uncertain: in general, it is considered an exotic weed.

Contributions by Hesperian, 79.167.56.187, and Mark Marathon.