Plant Identification Database:
Portulacaceae (Purslane)
Order: Caryophyllales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Portulacaceae: LV: simple, entire, u. stipulate, u. succulent; FL: u. 5 parts, 2 sepals (bracts), u. several styles; FR: capsule; ST: herb, <1', o. prostrate, o. fleshy, o. fleshy taproot; EC:
u. stipulate simple entire u. succulent u. 5 parts; S: 2 (bracts) P: u. several styles capsule herb, <1', o. prostrate o. fleshy R: o. fleshy taproot Portulacaceae: LV: simple, entire, u. stipulate, u. succulent; FL: u. 5 parts, 2 sepals (bracts), u. several styles; FR: capsule; ST: herb, <1', o. prostrate, o. fleshy, o. fleshy taproot; EC:
Carolina spring-beauty Claytonia caroliniana Claytonia Forest Carolina spring-beauty Claytonia caroliniana
Narrow-leaved spring-beauty Claytonia virginica Claytonia Acicular 5 parts White Spring Leaf raw; root cooked Narrow-leaved spring-beauty Claytonia virginica
Purslane Portulaca oleracea Portulaca Whorled Spatulate B: Truncate Yellow Herb, Repent Leaf raw; Flower raw; Fruit raw; Stem raw Waste places Purslane Portulaca oleracea
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION