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If you do much gardening then you may have met a member of this family already. Common purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a succulent, reddish-green plant found growing flat on the ground, with fat stems and small, fat leaves. One plant can produce as many as 250,000 seeds from its tiny flowers, so if they are in your garden then you had better start pulling them now!
Key Words: Succulent plants often growing in intense sunlight. Two sepals.
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