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Scientific Name: Portulaca grandiflora
Pronunciation: por-tew-LAK-uh gran-dih-FLORE-uh
Common Name: portulaca
Family Name: Portulacaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Succulent or Cacti
Key ID Features: Succulent, tubular leaves have a round tip and hairs at the base.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Open, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Weeping
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include P. ‘Sundial White’ and 'Samba Bi-Color' (a hybrid with large two-tone flowers).
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Succulent
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Oblique (uneven)
Margins: Ciliate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Dark-red, Magenta
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Portulaca grandiflora ‘Sundial White’ is shown in the images

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Drought resistant, Rust
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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