Purslane

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  4. what does rose moss and pursane look like?
  5. Patio Purslane
  6. Common Purslane in My Garden
  7. two green weeds
Asked by jovan7641 on July 25, 2011
Weed in Italy

There is a weed that we ate in Italy. I’d like to know the name of it. The weed grows close to the ground and has oblong leaves that are somewhat thick. We called it Purchiazza in my dialect.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I believe that this is called purslane in English. Here is more information on it:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/purslane/edible-purslane-herb.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on September 21, 2011
Purslane

I need some help please. I bought some purslane to feed my pet squirrels and when I looked it up, it had yellow flowers. The stuff I bought has reddish pink flowers. Is this the same stuff or did I get the wrong thing? The tag says purslane (portulaca) and it has a picture of yellow and the reddish pink flowers.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Purslane actually comes in a variety of colors, which can range from white, pink and rose to shades of yellow and orange. There are even lavender varieties as well as multi-colored types. Typically, wild purslane (which is commonly considered a weed) has yellow blooms while the other types of purslane are nursery grown types that are available in numerous colors.

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Asked by amylee on October 6, 2011
Purslane

I have many purslane and portulaca plants. I have had great success in starting new plants with cuttings. What I am having a problem with is getting the seeds from the plants to start growing. I have gathered the seed pods and put them in a grower’s mix soil, but they do not germinate. I don’t know why. Please help me find a solution.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Are you covering the seeds? Portulaca seeds need light to germinate and should not be covered.

Purselane seeds on the other hand, needs to be chilled for a few weeks in order to germinate.

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Asked by Gina on August 4, 2012
What Does Rose Moss and Pursane Look Like?

What does rose moss and purslane look like?

Asked by Anonymous on February 25, 2014
Patio Purslane

I brought my hanging patio purslane inside for the winter. I live in Nashville, TN and want to know when I can put it back outside. Thank you!

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

As soon as the temps outside warm up and remain a consistent 50-60 degrees or more, preferably at night, and the threat of frost/freezing temps. has ceased. The plant needs to be properly acclimated first. It may exhibit some leaf yellowing and dropping while adapting to the new surrounding but this should cease on its own. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/move-houseplant-outside.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/acclimating-houseplants-outdoors.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on April 19, 2014
Common Purslane in My Garden

I live in Phoenix, AZ and have a small raised bed (6 X 8) with vegetables planted in it. Once I begin watering, the common purslane pops up all over the bed! I have tried using a pre emergent (organic) to no avail and it grows so fast I can’t keep up with pulling it out. Any suggestions as to how to keep purslane at bay?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by Anonymous on December 13, 2014
Two Green Weeds

I would like to know what is the difference between lamb’s lettuce/corn salad (Valerianella locusta) and purslane? If I look at the pictures, I really cant tell the difference at all. Are they somehow the same? Are they both for eating in the salads?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can eat both. Lamb's lettuce will have a feel similar to bibb lettuce. Purslane is a succulent and so will feel fleshy, like a cactus or sedum.

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