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Wingpod Purslane (Portulaca umbraticola)

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Portulaca Umbraticola, or more commonly know as Wingpod Purslane, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Portulaca. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Portulaca Umbraticola or Wingpod Purslane's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Portulaca
  • Family: Portulacaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC- FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 2(FAC) 6(FAC-) 7(FAC)




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