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Portulaca oleracea

Pigweed, Purslane at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby

Portulaca oleracea at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 20 Jan 2019
Portulaca oleracea at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 20 Jan 2019
Portulaca oleracea at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 20 Jan 2019
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Portulaca oleracea 20 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Portulaca oleracea 20 Jan 2019 Mike

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Author's notes

A native plant that enjoys disturbed areas. Common along sides of roads and tracks.

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Mike wrote:
   23 Jan 2019
Field Guide to Plants of the Molonglo Valley p.347 says 'Both native and introduced forms are found in Australia. All populations in the ACT are thought to be an introduced form.'
   24 Jan 2019
Will check with Meredith and Richard what is the source of their information. It is one that has kept me guessing which is why I opted to classifying it as a cosmopolitan species within Canberra Nature Map

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Nearby sightings

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Ajuga australis (Austral Bugloss) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Oct 2020 by Mike Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Oct 2020 by Mike Thymus vulgaris (Garden Thyme) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Oct 2020 by RWPurdie Taraxacum sp. (Dandelion) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 19 May 2020 by Mike Cotoneaster rotundifolius (A Cotoneaster) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 5 Mar 2019 by Mike Celtis australis (Nettle Tree) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 5 Mar 2019 by Mike Agave americana (Century plant) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 5 Mar 2019 by Mike Sedum album (White Stonecrop) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Jan 2019 by RWPurdie Convolvulus sabatius (Blue Rock Bindweed) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Jan 2019 by RWPurdie Mirabilis jalapa (Four O'clock Plant or Marvel of Peru) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Jan 2019 by RWPurdie Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 19 Jan 2019 by Mike Papaver dubium (Longhead Poppy) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 11 Nov 2018 by Mike Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2018 by Mike Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender or Topped Lavender) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2018 by Mike Papaver somniferum subsp. setigerum (Poppy) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2018 by Mike Vicia villosa supsp. eriocarpa (Russian Vetch) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike Papaver dubium (Longhead Poppy) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike Oenothera stricta subsp. stricta (Common Evening Primrose) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike Papaver dubium (Longhead Poppy) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike Cotoneaster rotundifolius (A Cotoneaster) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike Geranium solanderi var. solanderi (Native Geranium) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike Dimorphotheca ecklonis (African Daisy) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike Stachys byzantina (Lambs Ears) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike Convolvulus sabatius (Blue Rock Bindweed) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike Thymus vulgaris (Garden Thyme) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike Tragopogon porrifolius subsp. porrifolius (Salsify, Oyster Plant) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike Iris germanica (Tall Bearded Iris) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 30 Oct 2018 by Mike Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 15 Aug 2018 by Mike Chrysolina quadrigemina (Greater St Johns Wort beetle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 17 Oct 2017 by Mike Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike Veronica persica (Creeping Speedwell) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike Prunus persica (Peach, Nectarine) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike Oenothera stricta subsp. stricta (Common Evening Primrose) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2016 by Mike Iris germanica (Tall Bearded Iris) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2016 by Mike Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 26 Sep 2016 by Mike Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 Mar 2016 by Mike Origanum vulgare (Origano) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 29 Nov 2015 by Mike Rosa canina (Dog Rose) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Oct 2015 by Mike Iris germanica (Tall Bearded Iris) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Oct 2015 by Mike Prunus persica (Peach, Nectarine) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Oct 2015 by Mike Centranthus ruber (Red Valerian, Kiss-me-quick, Jupiter's Beard) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Oct 2015 by Mike Pyracantha crenatoserrata (Firethorn) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 28 Mar 2015 by Mike Melichrus urceolatus (Urn heath) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 28 Mar 2015 by Mike Astroloma humifusum (Cranberry heath) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 28 Mar 2015 by Mike Drosera sp. at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 10 Aug 2014 by Mike
Ajuga australis (Austral Bugloss) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Oct 2020 by Mike
Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Oct 2020 by Mike
Thymus vulgaris (Garden Thyme) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Oct 2020 by RWPurdie
Taraxacum sp. (Dandelion) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 19 May 2020 by Mike
Cotoneaster rotundifolius (A Cotoneaster) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 5 Mar 2019 by Mike
Celtis australis (Nettle Tree) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 5 Mar 2019 by Mike
Agave americana (Century plant) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 5 Mar 2019 by Mike
Sedum album (White Stonecrop) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Jan 2019 by RWPurdie
Convolvulus sabatius (Blue Rock Bindweed) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Jan 2019 by RWPurdie
Mirabilis jalapa (Four O'clock Plant or Marvel of Peru) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Jan 2019 by RWPurdie
Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 19 Jan 2019 by Mike
Papaver dubium (Longhead Poppy) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 11 Nov 2018 by Mike
Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2018 by Mike
Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender or Topped Lavender) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2018 by Mike
Papaver somniferum subsp. setigerum (Poppy) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2018 by Mike
Vicia villosa supsp. eriocarpa (Russian Vetch) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike
Papaver dubium (Longhead Poppy) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike
Oenothera stricta subsp. stricta (Common Evening Primrose) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike
Papaver dubium (Longhead Poppy) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike
Cotoneaster rotundifolius (A Cotoneaster) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike
Geranium solanderi var. solanderi (Native Geranium) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike
Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike
Dimorphotheca ecklonis (African Daisy) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike
Stachys byzantina (Lambs Ears) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike
Convolvulus sabatius (Blue Rock Bindweed) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike
Thymus vulgaris (Garden Thyme) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike
Tragopogon porrifolius subsp. porrifolius (Salsify, Oyster Plant) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 1 Nov 2018 by Mike
Iris germanica (Tall Bearded Iris) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 30 Oct 2018 by Mike
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 15 Aug 2018 by Mike
Chrysolina quadrigemina (Greater St Johns Wort beetle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 17 Oct 2017 by Mike
Acacia baileyana (Cootamundra Wattle, Golden Mimosa) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike
Veronica persica (Creeping Speedwell) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike
Prunus persica (Peach, Nectarine) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike
Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Sep 2017 by Mike
Oenothera stricta subsp. stricta (Common Evening Primrose) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2016 by Mike
Iris germanica (Tall Bearded Iris) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 3 Nov 2016 by Mike
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 26 Sep 2016 by Mike
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 Mar 2016 by Mike
Origanum vulgare (Origano) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 29 Nov 2015 by Mike
Rosa canina (Dog Rose) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Oct 2015 by Mike
Iris germanica (Tall Bearded Iris) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Oct 2015 by Mike
Prunus persica (Peach, Nectarine) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Oct 2015 by Mike
Centranthus ruber (Red Valerian, Kiss-me-quick, Jupiter's Beard) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Oct 2015 by Mike
Pyracantha crenatoserrata (Firethorn) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 28 Mar 2015 by Mike
Melichrus urceolatus (Urn heath) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 28 Mar 2015 by Mike
Astroloma humifusum (Cranberry heath) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 28 Mar 2015 by Mike
Drosera sp. at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 10 Aug 2014 by Mike

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1,001 - 10,000 Abundance
  • 20 Jan 2019 10:52 AM Recorded on
  • Mike Recorded by

Additional information

  • True In flower
  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

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