Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Other common names (verdolaga, pigweed, little hogweed, red root, pursley, and moss roseWhere you usually find it
throughout the Old World extending from North Africa through the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent to Malesia and Australasia. The species status in the New World is uncertain: in general, it is considered an exotic weed, however, there is evidence that the species was in Crawford Lake deposits (Ontario) in 1430-89 AD, suggesting that it reached North America in the pre-Columbian era.[3] It is naturalised elsewhere and in some regions is considered an introduced weed.



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