Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3045

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in disturbed sandy soils, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Leaves alternate or subopposite, congested & involucre-like at inflorescence

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Maroon
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 sepals
5-7 petals
Ovary half-inferior
Flowers in leaf axils, solitary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Portulaca pilosa   FAMILY Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Portulaca pilosa   FAMILY Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 070-03-003:
Portulaca pilosa   FAMILY Portulacaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hairy Purslane, Kiss-me-quick


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image of Portulaca pilosa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_popi3_001_lvd

        

image of Portulaca pilosa

Maggie Whitson    bas_p_pilosa1_whitson

August        

Leaves oblanceolate to 3cm x8mm, succulent-textured, w coarse hairs in axils, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.