Portulaca oleracea



Pursley, Wild Portulaca

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Summer annual
Growth Habit: Prostrate
Propagation: Seed and fragmented stem segments
Leaf Margin: Smooth
Leaf Hairs: None
Leaf Structure: Club-shaped, thick and fleshy
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate or opposite
Root Type: Taproot with secondary fibrous root system
Flower Color: Yellow



Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Dimethenamid-p, Dithiopyr, Ethofumesate, Isoxaben, Mesotrione, Metolachlor, Napropamide, Oryzalin, Oxadiazon, Prodiamine, Simazine
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Atrazine, Bentazon, Carfentrazone, Chlorsulfuron, Dicamba, Fluroxypyr, Mecoprop-p, Mesotrione, Sulfentrazone

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.