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Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley
Portulacaceae
Portulaca oleracea


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Portulacaceae Family

Portulaca Genus

Location

Grows everywhere, this was found in Utah.

Physical Description
annual succulent, some regions is considered an invasive weed, has smooth, reddish, prostrate stems and alternate leaves clustered at stem joints. Purslane has a taproot with fibrous secondary roots.




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General Information

Portulaca oleracea
Common Purslane, AKA Verdolaga, Pigweed, Little Hogweed or Pusley

It has a slightly sour and salty taste, Purslane is commonly eaten throughout Europe, Asia and Mexico

Purslane contains more Omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable plant.
In Greek medicine, purslane is used for constipation.
It has smooth, reddish, mostly prostrate stems and alternate leaves clustered at stem joints and ends.
It also contains vitamin A, vitamin C, and some vitamin B and carotenoids.
Includes minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron.
Powerful antioxidants.

One cup of cooked purslane contains 90 mg of calcium, 561 mg of potassium, and more than 2,000 IUs of vitamin A.


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Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley
Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - August 28, 2009



Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley
Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - August 16, 2009



Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley
Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - August 06, 2009



Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - Plant
Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - Plant - June 04, 2009



Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - Plant
Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - Plant - June 04, 2009



Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - Plant
Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - Plant - June 04, 2009



Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - Plant
Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - Plant - May 28, 2009



Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - Plant
Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley - Plant - May 28, 2009



Purslane - Plant
Purslane - Plant - May 18, 2009



Purslane - Plant
Purslane - Plant - May 18, 2009

Comment: Purslane - Verdolaga - Pusley, Portulaca oleracea

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DeAnna Rice

Lakewood, CA,USA July 01, 2010
lol, for months i've been tearing out what i though was just a weed...thanks much for the info!

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