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Portulaca

 

Portulaca

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyPortulacaceaeThe purslane family, including mostly succulent plants such as portulaca
GenusPortulacaPossibly from portula, “little gate,” in reference to a lid on the fruit capsule

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Portulaca description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 10 Jan 2011.

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Portulaca (Portulaca)

Portulaca (Portulaca) · 6/18/1979 · Old Sturbridge Village, MA Species not yet identified

Portulaca (Portulaca)

Portulaca (Portulaca) · 8/14/2010 · George & Jan’s, Chelmsford, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm) Species not yet identified