Portulaca pilosa

Portulaca pilosa

Portulaca pilosa

(Hairy Portulaca)

FAMILY

Portulacaceae

Species

Portulaca pilosa

Common name

Hairy Portulaca

Flower colour; life form

Pink; herb

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

A small prostrate plant with narrow succulent leaves to 2 cm long. The pink to purple flowers, which are surrounded by hairs, are clustered in the leaf axils. The specific epithet is a reference to the presence of these hairs.