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Portulaca pilosa Linnaeus. Kiss-me-quick. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Disturbed sandy soils, calcareous glades. Dist: NC south to s. FL, west to NM, north in the interior to c. TN, AR, and OK, and in Central America; the native range perhaps obscure.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: See Matthews, Ketron, & Zane (1992a) for a further discussion of this species.

Synonymy: = Ar, Bah, FNA4, K1, K3, Mex, NcTx, RAB, S, S13, Tn, WH3, Bradley, Matthews, & Anderson (2019) in Weakley et al (2019a), Matthews & Levins (1985a); = n/a – C; > Portulaca mundula I.M.Johnst. – GrPl, Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU

Heliophily ?: 8

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image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
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