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Portulaca halimoides

Silk-cotton Purslane

Life form2, 3: succulent, forb, annual
Habitat: sandy areas, washes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: linear to oblanceolate
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: yellow to copper
Flowering period2: Aug. to Nov.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Portulacaceae (purslane family)
Synonym(s)1: Portulaca parvula
Status: rare
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area

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