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Pest Information

Pink Purslane

Pink Purslane

  • Latin Name: Portulaca Pilosa
  • Common Name: Pink Purslane
  • Other Names: Kiss-me-quick

Pest Details

Pink Purslane
Pink Purslane
Pink Purslane

Origin:

Native to Florida, but found north to New Jersey and as far west as Nevada. May be used as an ornamental groundcover.

Biology:

An annual plant that normally grows as a prostrate, spreading form, but can grow as high as 8 inches. Plants are tolerant of dry, sandy habitats. Flowering begins in the spring and continues throughout the summer.

Identification:

The leaves of this plant are fleshy and succulent, usually less than 1 inch long and very narrow. They are alternate and close together along the stems. The small but showy flowers are bright pink and about ½” across, with 5 distinct petals.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

Generally not a particularly invasive plant, but if found where it is not wanted it can be easily removed by hand.

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