Portulaca oleraceae - Common purslane
Common purslane is a prostrate growing annual.
Leaves are obovate in shape, succulent, and fleshy. They are arranged
alternately along the stem.
Stems are reddish brown and circular in cross-section.
Flowers occur solitary in leaf axils and are sessile. Flowers are only
open on sunny days, a characteristic common to plants in the family Portulacaceae.
Flowers are yellow, with 5 bilobed or tri-lobed petals. There are 2
sepals, another common trait among plants in this family.
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