Purslane is a summer annual, and is a cousin of the commonly grown Moss Rose (which is Portulaca grandiflora). Being a succulent it is very drought tolerant. On the bright side, it\'s edible - as a matter of fact, Portulaca is very high in antioxidants.
Portulaca is easy to pull by hand, but (being a succulent) mature plants are able to regrow roots after being pulled. So if you pull it, remember to turn it upside down!
This rapid-growing summer weed is not only edible, but very high in antioxidants. Savvy gardeners know it's not enough to pull this succulent; you also should turn it root-side up so it won't regrow!
Common Name: Purslane
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