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pigweed, purslane
Portulaca oleracea
Plant Family :Portulacaceae
Plant Form :herb
Growth Habit :Succulent, prostrate, annual herb 30-40cm tall, with thick, green, often reddish or brownish stems.
Fruiting Season :Flowering period. Summer.
Description :Can be eaten raw or as a cooked vegetable, seeds can be ground into a meal and baked into cakes or bread.
Distribution :Widespread
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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