Taxon: Portulaca oleracea L.

 
Genus: Portulaca
Family: Portulacaceae
Nomen number: 29453
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:445. 1753
Name Verified on: 12-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Mar-2013
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 33 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:227. 1993; F ChinaEng)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide F NAmer)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:227. 1993; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; F ChinaEng)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . origin unknown

    Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. weed

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image