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Any of various succulent plants of the genus Portulaca, especially P. grandiflora of South America, cultivated for its showy colorful flowers that open only in sunlight. Also called moss rose, rose moss.

[Middle English, from Latin portulāca, purslane, from portula, diminutive of porta, gate (from the gatelike covering of the seed capsule); see per- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˌpɔːtjʊˈlækə; -ˈleɪkə)
(Plants) any portulacaceous plant of the genus Portulaca, such as rose moss and purslane, of tropical and subtropical America, having yellow, pink, or purple showy flowers
[C16: from Latin: purslane]
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Noun1.portulaca - a plant of the genus Portulaca having pink or red or purple or white ephemeral flowersportulaca - a plant of the genus Portulaca having pink or red or purple or white ephemeral flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Portulaca - genus of mainly tropical fleshy or trailing herbs
Portulaca grandiflora, rose moss, sun plant - widely cultivated in many varieties for its fleshy moss-like foliage and profusion of brightly colored flowers
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Then there are to be eschscholtzias, dahlias, sunflowers, zinnias, scabiosa, portulaca, yellow violas, yellow stocks, yellow sweet-peas, yellow lupins--everything that is yellow or that has a yellow variety.
Ray Simpson, of Marske, photographed his portulaca plant |in flower
You could use Sagina subulata (a super plant for ground cover which has dainty, fairy-like white flowers), Portulaca grandiflora and Briza maxima, along with a pretty collection of shells and pebbles.
YOUNG ABALONE, LOVAGE, and DULSE IN SEA FOAM with SAVOY CABBAGE CRISPS Serves 4 James Syhabout Commis For the savoy cabbage crisps: 1 savoy cabbage, cored, leaves separated Water, as needed Olive oil, as needed Kosher salt, as needed For the abalone: 4 whole red abalone For the sea foam: 1 small shallot, peeled and sliced 1/2 bunch parsley 1 tablespoon peppercorns 1 cup white wine 2 cups vegetable stock 1/3 cup whole milk 7 ounces unsalted butter 2 ounces sea lettuce Lemon juice, as needed Salt to taste For the garnish: Lovage leaves Fresh dulse seaweed Purslane clusters* * Purslane, Portulaca olearacae, can be found growing wild along garden rows, amidst lawns, and between sidewalk cracks.
Purpose: The effects of Portulaca oleracea (Po) lyophilized aqueous extract were determined on the serum high-density lipoproteins ([HDL.
Purslane, known formally as portulaca oleracea, invades gardens and even sprouts from sidewalk cracks.
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Five tropical forages were used in this experiment, the forage species were Leucaena leucocephala, Moringa oleifera, Portulaca oleracea, Guazuma ulmifolia and Brosimum alicastrum, this last one was included as control forage, due to previous feeding experience and chemical composition of this plant.
Batis maritima and Portulaca oleracea) and Cyperaceae and Xyridaceae species, and, in some areas, remnant mangrove species can be also found (Vieillefon 1969; Nascimento 1993; LABOMAR/SEMACE 2005; Meireles 2005).
Portulaca also known as the Moss Rose makes ideal ground cover.