Common Name: purslane, Paraguayan
Species: Portulaca amilis L.
Bayer Code: PORPI

Paraguayan purslane is a summer annual weed that can reach 8 inches in height. The leaves are thick and fleshy, arranged alternately on the stem, and low and spreading along the ground. Leaves are usually 1 inch long, and rounded with a slight point at the end. The flowers are bright pink, and have five petals. The plant blooms in late spring and early fall. Praguayan purslane is usually found in dry, sandy areas.
pink purslane
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pink purslane
pink purslane seedling
pink purslane
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Growth Season summer annual weed 
Growth Habit prostrate, spreading 
Leaflet Number one 
Leaf Margin smooth 
Leaf Hairs   
Leaf/Leaflet Shape linear/oblong 
Leaf Width <1/2 inch 
Leaf Venation   
Leaf Arrangement alternate 
Root Type   
Flower Color pink