Portulaca oleracea: Purslane

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Portulaca oleracea [common purslane, also known as verdolaga, pigweed, little hogweed, or pursley, and moss rose] is an annual succulent in the family Portulacaceae, which may reach 40 cm in height.

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Approximately forty varieties currently are cultivated. It has an extensive Old World distribution extending from North Africa through the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent to Malesia and Australasia.

Photos: Atlanta Botanical GardenAtlantaGeorgiaUSA  [20130913]

Source: Wikipedia

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