Portulaca oleracea

Common Purslane
Portulaca oleracea

Family: Purslane (Portulacaceae)
AKA: Verdolaga, Pursley, Little Hogweed
Photo taken on: August 10, 2009
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Disturbed soil

A creeping plant with fleshy stems and leaves. Flowers are tiny. Considered a beneficial weed because all parts of the plant are edible, raw or cooked, and very nutritious.

Flora of North America reference.

Yellow Single Flowers