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Desert Horsepurslane (Trianthema portulacastrum)

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Trianthema Portulacastrum, or more commonly know as Desert Horsepurslane, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Trianthema. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Trianthema Portulacastrum or Desert Horsepurslane's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Trianthema
  • Family: Aizoaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) HI (I) PR (N) VI (N)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: SWSS
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(UPL*) 2(FACW) 3(FACW) 6(FACW-) 7(NI) 8(NI) 0(FACW) C(FAC)




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