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(pôr'chəlăk`ə): see purslanepurslane,
common name for some plants of the Portulaceae, a family of herbs and a few small shrubs, chiefly of the Americas. The portulacas or purslanes (genus Portulaca) include many species indigenous to the United States. The pussley, or common purslane (P.
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a genus of annual or perennial fleshy plants of the family Portulacaceae. The stems are prostrate or ascending, and the leaves alternate or are nearly opposite. The flowers are generally small and inconspicuous; some species have large solitary flowers. These are approximately 100 species (according to other data, as many as 200), distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions of both hemispheres. The common purslane (P. oleracea), an annual weed, is particularly widespread. Its young stems and leaves are used in salads. Rose moss (P. grandiflora), an ornamental annual native to Argentina and Brazil, is used primarily for flowerbeds. Its bright, large flowers open only in sunlight.

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Determination of flavonoids in Portulaca oleracea Linn.
For measurement of GDD, base temperature for Portulaca oleracea, Trigonella foenum-graecium, Hypericum perforatum and Borago officinalis L.
En este contexto, es recomendable poner atencion a la zona colindante con el Pinal del Zamorano, donde se han descrito taxa nuevos como Portulaca guanajuatensis, Mammillaria microhelia, M.
Nutritional and biological evaluation of portulaca oleracea (purslane) as untraditional protein source in feeding growing rabbits.
Buffel Cenchrus ciliaris Hoja/tallo 6,8 i Pitahaya Stenocereus thurberi Flor 7,4 hi Cardon Pachycereus pringlei Flor 9,8 efghi Torote Bursera microphyla Hoja 10,6 efghi Ciruelo Cyrtocarpa edulis Hoja 12,2 efghi Copal Bursera hindsiana Hoja 12,8 efghi Mal de ojo Sphaeralcea coulteri Hoja 13,0 defghi Palo adan Fouquieria diguetii Hoja 14,4 defgh Palo colorado Colubrina glabra Hoja 14,9 defgh Malva Melochia tomentosa Hoja 15,9 defg Verdolaga Portulaca oleracea Hoja/tallo 16,8 bcdfg Concentrado NA NA 17,1 abcdefg lechero Mezquite Prosopis spp.
In addition to these species, Hyptis atrorubens, Phyllanthus niruri, Alternanthera tenella, Portulaca elatior and Panicum trichoides were also prominent as a result of their high density and/or frequency, although they were not among the five species with the highest IVI (Table 2).
The groupings of Azolla africana (G3) and of Portulaca foliosa (G12) were not correlated with any edaphic factors.
For those thinking of introducing new elements to their garden, experts recommend plants like Vinca and Portulaca for the summer.
En este estudio, Portulaca oleracea fue la especie que obtuvo un BCF mas alto: 2,5.
16, 22, 23) * Indigenous dialect to label native plants and animals: --"Wakati (P) Portulaca seed for damper" (p.