Friday, August 7, 2015

Wildflowers of Ainsworth: Purslane

Purslane is a low-growing, fleshy plant. This one is in my garden:

2015-8-7. Purslane 1
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Most of the time it is not blooming. With some diligence or luck, you can catch it in bloom, but the experience is hardly worth the effort. The blossoms are tiny.

2015-8-7. Purslane blossom 1

2015-8-7. Purslane blossom 2

This blog persuaded me to taste the purslane, and it does have a nice tangy flavor. Every source I've read agrees that it is very nutritious.

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