Portulaca oleraceus (Pigweed, Common Purslane)

Prostrate, often reddish annual with stems to 20cm long. Found in all States. Almost cosmopolitan. A common summer and early autumn weed of open situations in gardens, paddocks, vacant land, but seldom collected and undoubtedly more widespread than records indicate. Doubtfully native anywhere in Victoria, but apparently native in central and northern Victoria. Flowers December-March.




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