Portulaca grandiflora: Moss Rose

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Traditional Brazilian sort of Portulaca grandiflora.

Portulaca grandiflora [Moss-rose Purslane or Moss-rose], is a flowering plant in the family Portulacaceae, native to Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay.

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^ Portulaca grandiflora multi layered petals variety.

It is also seen in Asia. It is a small, but fast-growing annual plant growing to 30 cm tall, though usually less. However if it is cultivated properly it can easily reach this height. The leaves are thick and fleshy, up to 2.5 cm long, arranged alternately or in small clusters. The flowers are 2.5–3 cm diameter with five petals, variably red, orange, pink, white, and yellow.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20120704/20130124

Source: Wikipedia

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