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Silkcotton Purslane (Portulaca halimoides)

  • Silkcotton Purslane (Portulaca Halimoides) https://www.sagebud.com/silkcotton-purslane-portulaca-halimoides/
    Credit: Stan Shebs | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silkcotton Purslane (Portulaca Halimoides) https://www.sagebud.com/silkcotton-purslane-portulaca-halimoides/
    Credit: Stan Shebs | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silkcotton Purslane (Portulaca Halimoides) https://www.sagebud.com/silkcotton-purslane-portulaca-halimoides/
    Credit: Stan Shebs | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Silkcotton Purslane (Portulaca Halimoides) https://www.sagebud.com/silkcotton-purslane-portulaca-halimoides/
    Credit: Stan Shebs | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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Portulaca Halimoides, or more commonly know as Silkcotton 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 Halimoides or Silkcotton Purslane's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, specifically in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Portulaca
  • Family: Portulacaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) PR (N) VI (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: C(FACW)





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