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Portulaca oleracea

Pigweed, Purslane at Greenway, ACT

Portulaca oleracea at Greenway, ACT - 16 Jan 2016
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Portulaca oleracea 17 Apr 2016 michaelb

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On the east side of the Murrumbidgee River, at the central Pine Island picnic area.

2 comments

Mike wrote:
   18 Apr 2016
I have always thought of this as an exotic weed. It certainly behaves as a weed in my garden. It is quite common on footpaths and roadsides.
michaelb wrote:
   18 Apr 2016
Hi Mike - it does behave as a weed - a quote from ALA.

Portulaca oleracea is a species which occurs world wide and which has escaped from cultivation in parts of Australia. It is generally regarded a weed but, none the less, it is an Australian native plant.

(http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:359592)

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Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Greenway, ACT - 13 May 2022 by RodDeb
Ambigolimax nyctelia (Striped Field Slug) at Greenway, ACT - 13 May 2022 by RodDeb
Tapeigaster nigricornis (Striped Sun Fly) at Greenway, ACT - 13 May 2022 by RodDeb
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Greenway, ACT - 13 May 2022 by RodDeb
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Greenway, ACT - 19 Feb 2020 by SWishart
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Greenway, ACT - 28 Oct 2018 by michaelb
Xanthogaleruca luteola (Elm leaf beetle) at Greenway, ACT - 20 Aug 2018 by michaelb
Bromus brevis (A Brome) at Greenway, ACT - 20 Nov 2016 by michaelb
Pomaderris pallida (Pale pomaderris) at Greenway, ACT - 3 Sep 2016 by Darren
Discaria pubescens (Australian Anchor Plant) at Greenway, ACT - 28 May 2016 by LukeMcElhinney
Amaranthus powellii (Powell's Amaranth) at Greenway, ACT - 16 Mar 2016 by michaelb
Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Greenway, ACT - 10 Jan 2016 by michaelb
Ulmus procera (English Elm) at Greenway, ACT - 15 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Hakea microcarpa (Small-fruit Hakea) at Greenway, ACT - 27 Oct 2015 by michaelb
Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Greenway, ACT - 27 Oct 2015 by michaelb
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Greenway, ACT - 27 Oct 2015 by michaelb
Cerastium vulgare (Mouse Ear Chickweed) at Greenway, ACT - 16 Sep 2015 by michaelb

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 16 Jan 2016 08:50 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by

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  • Less than 10cm Plant height

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