|All photos by Ned Harris|
First up, Common Purslane (Portulaca oleracea = milk carrying edible vegetable, but don't eat plants in the canyon, please) page 150 in Rose.
Shrubby Purslane (aka Copper Purslane) (Portulaca suffrutescens = milk carrying, somewhat shrubby) has the biggest (and thus the most noticeable) flower. Also page 150 in Rose.
I posted this purslane recently, but Ned captured some blossoms on this Crownpod (aka Wingpod) Purslane (Portulaca umbraticola = milk carrying, shade-dweller). Page 151 in - you guessed it - Rose.
You can look up botanical names in the fantastic botanical dictionary - the Botanary - part of the wonderful Dave's Garden site. (Try biebersteiniana and you'll find one of Alexa's relatives.)
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