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Portulaca pilosa L.
Pink purslane, Kiss-me-quick

Portulaca pilosa
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Family: Portulacaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Portulaca pilosa has been found in the following 56 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Chapman Field Park Present Native
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Delray Beach, Lake Ida parcel Present Native
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Highlands Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Loggerhead Park Present Native
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Native
Lovers Key State Park Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Matanzas Pass Preserve Present Native
Military Trail Natural Area Present Native
Miramar Pineland Present Native
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Native
Muscara Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Nixon Smiley Pineland Preserve Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Scrub Oak Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Serenoa Glade Preserve Present Native
Tree Tops Park Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native

Portulaca pilosa has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Portulaca pilosa has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland

All Images:

Portulaca pilosa
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Portulaca pilosa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Portulaca pilosa
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Miramar Pineland Natural Area,
Broward County, Florida