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Purslane, Portulaca oleracea L

Postby Durgan » Jul 20, 2008 10:56 am

I didn't have to look far to find a sample. It is always present in my garden. Here are pictures of one of the most successful, ubiquitous plants in the world. 20 July 2008 Purslane, Portulaca oleracea L

Other Names: Portulaca, Pursley, Pusley, Pussley, Wild portulaca. This plant is an annual, reproducing only by seed, and the plant has enough nutrients in a small piece broken off that seeds can be produced.

It is pleasant to eat raw, and is a nice addition to a salad, amongst other cookery uses. This weed is ubiquitious, and seldom is a garden without this useful weed.
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Re: Purslane, Portulaca oleracea L

Postby MareE » Jul 22, 2008 5:58 am

Your glowing reports are regarded by fellow veggie gardeners, Durgan. However, I can't stand Purslane. It's invasive and hard to weed out by hand. It's an annual? Seems like a perennial to me.Can't get rid of it. LOL No offense.

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Postby butterfly » Jul 23, 2008 11:00 am

I never ate it, my neighbour does

It seems like a perennial weed here to Mare

awful thing to get rid of .. er never do get rid of it
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Postby Ron Evers » Jul 23, 2008 6:33 pm

Damn stuff is my nemesis, I pull heaps of it out of my garden.

The wood is clear between the knots.
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Postby bluewillow » Jul 23, 2008 6:51 pm

I would consider this a terrible weed and more of a perennial. I cannot agree with you Durgan.

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