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Portulaca Pilosa

Botanical Name:

Portulaca pilosa

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Spreading annual or short-lived perennial from a woody root; stems decumbent, succulent, much branched, the flower-clusters sometimes overtopped by subsequent growth., Herb

Lifespan

Annual

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

Sepals 4–5.5 mm long, lightly keeled to a small apical crest, this larger on the inner sepal; petals 5, purple-pink, free, 4–6.5 mm long, obovate, rounded to slightly retuse with a central apiculum; stamens 14–30; stigma 4–5-branched.

Fruit

Capsule dehiscing below the middle, the lid a rounded dome; seeds 0.6–0.7 mm long, black or dark metallic grey, the testa cells jigsaw-shaped to stellate, conical, tuberculate round the periphery.

Taxonomy

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Portulacaceae

Genus

Portulaca

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