Portulacaceae - purslane family

Gerald A. Mulligan
Research Scientist and Research Institute Director (retired) and presently Honorary Research Associate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada

Awarded the George Lawson Medal by the Canadian Botanical Association in 2006.
Awarded the Faculty of Macdonald, McGill University, Most Distinguished Alumni Award on October 18, 2014.
Read his biography "The Real Weed Man" available in print and ebook.

Portulaca oleracea L., purslane, pourpier potager
Annual, reproducing by seeds; prostrate; flowers yellow; autogamous; can also produce some seeds without the flowers opening up; throughout, except Newfoundland; most common in gardens; also in row crops, waste places and cracks in walks and driveways; introduced from Europe.

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Weed Name Photo Weed Name Photo
purslane, pourpier potager purslane, pourpier potager
purslane, pourpier potager
(flowers)
purslane, pourpier potager
(F&M)
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