Portulaca pilosa

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Scientific Name Portulaca pilosa USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Kiss Me Quick, Shaggy Portulaca ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Portulacaceae (Purslane) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Rocky, gravelly areas, sandy or clayey soils, open areas.
Plant: Much-branched, low, sprawling annual forming mounds up to 6 inches tall.
Leaves: Numerous fleshy, succulent leaves 5/8-inch long, narrow linear to lanceolate, alternate; hairs at leaf axils.
Inflorescence: Dark pink to lavender flowers about 1/2-inch across or less, with 5 petals and 5 to 12 yellow stamens.
References: Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and SEINet
Texas Status

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