Purslane
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I am interested in growing Purslane

Zone I live in Missouri | gingerrvh added on August 6, 2015 | Answered

For years I have grown Portulaca (Rose Moss). Is it the same or different? I noticed a plant growing in and around my driveway that looks like Purslane. Could it be from the Rose Moss seed dropping and is it edible?

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    shelley
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    Answered on August 7, 2015

    Rose Moss and Portulaca Grandiflora are one and the same. Without a photograph, I am unable to tell you if the plant you are seeing in your driveway is Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea). Purslane is known as a prolific self seeder. Here is an article on the culinary aspects of purslane that may interest you:

    https://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/homeowners/030726.html

    Happy gardening!

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