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Portulaca retusa - Engelm.
                 
Common Name Little hogweed
Family Portulacaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky glades, sands etc[43]. The plants often grow in large patches a metre or more in diameter[235].
Range Eastern N. America - Missouri to Arkansas and Texas, west to Nevada.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Portulaca retusa Little hogweed


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2
Portulaca retusa Little hogweed
Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
   
Physical Characteristics
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Portulaca retusa is a ANNUAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is in flower from Jun to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Seed.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[61, 105, 161]. Seed - raw or cooked. Ground into a powder and used as a mush[161].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will succeed outdoors in Britain, though we feel it should be possible to grow it either as a hardy or a half-hardy annual. According to the Flora of N. America[270], this species is no more than a synonym of P. oleracea. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a rather dry poor soil in full sun[1, 200].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ[200].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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