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Purslane Family
2 species
Spring Beauty
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Portulacaceae (Purslane family)
Genus: Claytonia
Species: Virginica
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Perennial - also known as Virginia Spring Beauty - similar
to Carolina Spring Beauty (Claytonia caroliniana) which has
broader leaves and longer leaf stalks - native to Canada
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated July 25 2015
Purslane
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Portulacaceae (Purslane family)
Genus: Portulaca
Species: Oleracea
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Annual - also known as Pusley - not closely related to Milk
Purslane (Chamaesyce maculata) - native to Canada
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
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Updated December 29 2011
Purslane - flower approx. 6 mm - leaves to 3 cm - prostrate (sprawling to 1 m) - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2011
Spring Beauty - flower approx. 2 cm - leaves to 20 cm - height 15 to 30 cm - L'Amoreaux Park - May 2015