|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Caryophyllidae||Cacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts|
|Order||Caryophyllales||Includes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants|
|Family||Portulacaceae||The purslane family, including mostly succulent plants such as portulaca|
|Genus||Portulaca||Possibly 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) · 6/18/1979 · Old Sturbridge Village, MA Species not yet identified
Portulaca (Portulaca) · 8/14/2010 · George & Jan’s, Chelmsford, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm) Species not yet identified