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Portulacaceae

Portulacaceae Juss. - Portulaca Family

1. Portulaca grandiflora Hook.

(Portulaca hilaireana, Portulaca immersostellulata, Portulaca mendocinensis, Portulaca multistaminata, Portulaca pilosa)

Common names: purslane, rose moss

Extract from Wikipedia article: Portulaca grandiflora is a flowering plant in the family Portulacaceae, native to Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay and often cultivated in gardens. It has many common names, including moss-rose purslane, eleven o'clock, Mexican rose, moss rose, sun rose, and rock rose.

LinkRed flowers of purslane (rose moss, Portulaca grandiflora Tequila Cherry ) planted on Corniche promenade. Doha, Qatar, June 18, 2015
LinkFlower buds of purslane (rose moss, Portulaca grandiflora Tequila White ) planted on Corniche promenade. Doha, Qatar, June 18, 2015
LinkHoney bees on flowers of purslane (rose moss, Portulaca grandiflora Tequila White ) planted on Corniche promenade. Doha, Qatar, June 18, 2015
LinkRed flower of purslane (rose moss, Portulaca grandiflora) planted in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, November 20, 2015

2. Portulaca oleracea L.

Common names: barbeer, rijla, bagla, Common Purslane, wild portulaca

Extract from Wikipedia article: Portulaca oleracea (common purslane, also known as verdolaga, pigweed, little hogweed, or pursley, and moss rose) is an annual succulent in the family Portulacaceae, which may reach 40 cm in height.

LinkCommon Purslane (wild portulaca, Portulaca oleracea, local names barbeer, rijla, bagla) on Al Markhiya Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2014
LinkCommon purslane (wild portulaca, Portulaca oleracea, local names barbeer, rijla, bagla) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkCommon purslane (wild portulaca, Portulaca oleracea, local names barbeer, rijla, bagla) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 11, 2015
LinkKitten sleeping among plants of purslane (Portulaca oleracea) on Al Jassasiya Street, Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, June 19, 2015
LinkCommon purslane (wild portulaca, Portulaca oleracea, local names barbeer, rijla, bagla) with seeds on waste ground on Al Shatt Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, January 26, 2016

3. Portulaca quadrifida L.

(Meridiana elliptica, Meridiana quadrifida, Portulaca anceps, Portulaca chariensis, Portulaca diptera, Portulaca elatinoides, Portulaca formosana, Portulaca geniculata, Portulaca imbricata, Portulaca linifolia, Portulaca microphylla, Portulaca parensis, Portulaca pseudoquadrifida, Portulaca rediviva, Portulaca repens, Portulaca rubens, Portulaca squarrosa, Portulaca walteriana)

Common names: barbeer, Chickenweed, purslane

LinkChickenweed (Portulaca quadrifida) under a palm tree on Corniche in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, March 22, 2014
LinkChickenweed (Portulaca quadrifida) under a palm tree on Corniche in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 12, 2014
LinkChickenweed (Portulaca quadrifida) taken from Corniche in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, October 10, 2014
LinkBlooming chickenweed (Portulaca quadrifida) under a palm tree on Corniche, near Fish Market. Doha, Qatar, October 31, 2014

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