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Portulaca oleracea L.
Purslane, Little hogweed

Portulaca oleracea
Copyright by: Jennifer Possley, 2016
Big Munson Island, Monroe County, Florida, USA, Enlarge

Family: Portulacaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: A widespread weed native to Eurasia and doubtfully native to most of the New World.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Doubtfully Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Portulaca oleracea available from :

Portulaca oleracea has been found in the following 94 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Doubtfully Native
Arch Creek Park Present Doubtfully Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Doubtfully Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Doubtfully Native
Biscayne National Park Present Doubtfully Native
Black Creek Forest Present Doubtfully Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Doubtfully Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Doubtfully Native
Bocilla Preserve Present Doubtfully Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Doubtfully Native
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Doubtfully Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present
Chapman Field Park Present Doubtfully Native
Coral Reef Park Present Doubtfully Native
Crandon Park Present Doubtfully Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Doubtfully Native
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Doubtfully Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Doubtfully Native
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Dolphin Center and Dolphin Center Addition Present Doubtfully Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Doubtfully Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Doubtfully Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Doubtfully Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Doubtfully Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Doubtfully Native
Everglades National Park Present Doubtfully Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Doubtfully Native
Florida City Pineland Present Doubtfully Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Doubtfully Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Doubtfully Native
Harden Hammock Present Doubtfully Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Doubtfully Native
Highland Oaks Park Present Doubtfully Native
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Doubtfully Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Doubtfully Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Doubtfully Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Doubtfully Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Doubtfully Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Doubtfully Native
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Doubtfully Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Doubtfully Native
Little Hamaca Park Present Doubtfully Native
Long Key State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Loveland Hammock Present Doubtfully Native
Lovers Key State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Lucille Hammock Present Doubtfully Native
Matanzas Pass Preserve Present Doubtfully Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Doubtfully Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Anderson, Lipchak, 3112 Parcels, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Doubtfully Native
Military Trail Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Muscara Present Doubtfully Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Doubtfully Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Doubtfully Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Doubtfully Native
Oleta River State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Palm Drive Pineland Present Doubtfully Native
Peck Lake Park Present Doubtfully Native
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center Present Not Native, Naturalized
Porter-Russell Pineland Present Doubtfully Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Doubtfully Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Doubtfully Native
Red Reef Park Present Doubtfully Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Doubtfully Native
Scrub Oak Park Present Doubtfully Native
Secret Woods Nature Center Present Doubtfully Native
Sewell Park Present Doubtfully Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Doubtfully Native
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Doubtfully Native
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Doubtfully Native
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Doubtfully Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Doubtfully Native
Tree Island Park Present Doubtfully Native
Tree Tops Park Present Doubtfully Native
Warbler Wetland Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Doubtfully Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Doubtfully Native

Portulaca oleracea has been found in the following 10 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Doubtfully Native
Charlotte County Doubtfully Native
Collier County Doubtfully Native
Hendry County Doubtfully Native
Lee County Doubtfully Native
Martin County Doubtfully Native
Miami-Dade County Doubtfully Native
Monroe County (Keys) Doubtfully Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Doubtfully Native
Palm Beach County Doubtfully Native

Portulaca oleracea has been found in the following 7 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Grassland
Coastal Rock Barren
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland
Shell Mound
Tidal Marsh

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Portulaca oleracea
Copyright by: Jennifer Possley, 2016
Big Munson Island, Monroe County, Florida, USA, Enlarge
Portulaca oleracea
Copyright by: Chuck McCartney
Portulaca oleracea
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer