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Trianthema portulacastrum

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(Giant Pigweed, Black Pigweed)




Trianthema portulacastrum

Common name(s)

Giant Pigweed, Black Pigweed

Flower colour; life form

Flowers pink. Herb, prostrate, succulent.

Distinguishing features

Leaves opposite, usually unequal in size, distinct petiole, leaf blade more or less circular 5-25 mm wide, dull green with reddish margins, often somewhat succulent.

Flowers pink in axils. Fruit a thin capsule, splits around the middle to release numerous small black seeds.

Trianthema portulacastrum