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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Portulacaceae — the portulacas or purslanes.
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- n. A genus of polypetalous plants; also, any plant of the genus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of polypetalous plants, type of the order Portulaceæ.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
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- n. a plant of the genus Portulaca having pink or red or purple or white ephemeral flowers
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Botanically speaking, the Pazazz series is known as Portulaca oleracea and boasts several flaming colors; some of my favorites are Red Flare, Salmon Glow, Pink Glow and Ultra Pink.
Botanically speaking, the Pazazz series is known as Portulaca oleracea and now boasts several flaming colors: Red Flare, Salmon Glow, Pink Glow and Ultra Pink.
These marshes support species such as Portulaca oleracea, Sporobolus tenellus, and Saudea fruticosa.
There are many herbaceous species that appear after the rain, such as Portulaca grandiflora (flor de seda), wild irises and lilies and some grasses.
Ground cover is Portulaca which is red - you never see them flower because the iguana eat the buds - and huge prickly pear cactus.
My favorite looks like a tiny rose, its leaves juicy and small, its petals flashy neon pink: Portulaca grandiflora, the little moss rose.
It is thought that the genus name, Portulaca is from the Latin porto and laca meaning "milk carrier" in reference to its milky sap.
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea, P. sativa) is a member of the Portulacaceae Family and also known as wild portulaca and verdolaga.
The Portulaca [and] periwinkle [...] were for color, easy to grow, and satisfied my artistic need for a change from the olive drab of our flight suits and aircraft.
The genus Portulaca contains species that are succulent annuals.