Portulaca oleracea
Purslane Purs"lane, n. [OF. porcelaine, pourcelaine (cf. It. porcellana), corrupted fr. L. porcilaca for portulaca.] (Bot.) An annual plant ({Portulaca oleracea}), with fleshy, succulent, obovate leaves, sometimes used as a pot herb and for salads, garnishing, and pickling. [1913 Webster]

{Flowering purslane}, or {Great flowered purslane}, the {Portulaca grandiflora}. See {Portulaca}.

{Purslane tree}, a South African shrub ({Portulacaria Afra}) with many small opposite fleshy obovate leaves.

{Sea purslane}, a seashore plant ({Arenaria peploides}) with crowded opposite fleshy leaves.

{Water purslane}, an aquatic plant ({Ludwiqia palustris}) but slightly resembling purslane. [1913 Webster]


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  • Portulaca oleracea — ID 67070 Symbol Key POOL Common Name little hogweed Family Portulacaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Portulaca oleracea — noun weedy trailing mat forming herb with bright yellow flowers cultivated for its edible mildly acid leaves eaten raw or cooked especially in Indian and Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine; cosmopolitan • Syn: ↑common purslane, ↑pussley, ↑pussly,… …   Useful english dictionary

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