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Portulaca amilis (Paraguayan Purslane) : A Tropical Immigrant to North Carolina

Portulacas in the Southeast are annuals that have succulent leaves and stems.  They are often prostrate and branched, and have small, bright flowers with a very short blooming period.  The majority of Portulacas are tropical or subtropical in distribution.  There are only seven species in … Continue reading

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Portulaca smallii (Small’s Purslane) at the Mitchell Mill State Natural Area

Portulaca smallii (Small’s Purslane) is a rare, protected plant, endemic to the thin soils of granite flatrocks and outcrops in the Piedmont regions of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina (a single site) and Georgia.  The Mitchell Mill State Natural Area contains … Continue reading

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