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  • The species name, oleracea is Latin, meaning "potherb."

    Brigitte Mars: Purslane: Gandhi's Favorite Food May Be a Weed in Your Yard

  • Purslane (Portulaca oleracea, P. sativa) is a member of the Portulacaceae Family and also known as wild portulaca and verdolaga.

    Brigitte Mars: Purslane: Gandhi's Favorite Food May Be a Weed in Your Yard

  • The most abundant species of palms are Astrocaryum murumuru, Raphia taedigera, Euterpe oleracea, Maximiliana regia, Oenocarpus bacaba, Jessenia bataua, Mauritia flexuosa, Manicaria saccifera, Socratea exorrhiza, and various species of Geonoma.

    Marajó varzea

  • Farmers are planting stands of Euterpe oleracea for the commercially valuable açaí fruits, replacing. naturally dense stands of the native buriti palm Mauritia flexuosa.

    Marajó varzea

  • Large areas are dominated by pure stands of the economically important buriti palm Mauritia flexuosa and acai-palm Euterpe oleracea.

    Marajó varzea

  • Other shallow water vegetation includes floating carpets of Pistia stratiotes, Neptunia oleracea, Ipomoea reptans and Najas graminea.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali

  • Species found associated with these mangroves because of their location adjacent to tropical forests and because of high freshwater input include the tropical forest species, leguminosae vine (Dalbergia brownei), and Apocynaceae liana (Rhabdadenia biflora); freshwater macrophytes, Araceae Montrichardia arborescens, and Leguminosae Mora oleifera; and palm species, Euterpe oleracea and Orbygnia martiana.

    Pará mangroves

  • Rebor Kale, Brassica oleracea ‘Redbor’, has been growing in the garden since fall of 2007.

    I Kale Your Name* « Fairegarden

  • The wild cabbage, Brassica oleracea, is an undistinguished plant, vaguely like a weedy version of a domestic cabbage.


  • Four species of grass, Melapodium divaricatum, Portulaca oleracea, Chloris inflata and Setagaria geniculata are found on both islands.

    Tubbataha Reef Marine Park, Philippines


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