Plant Pest Species Spotlight: Portulaca pilosa

Last Updated on January 19, 2022 by Tennille Herron

Portulaca pilosa, or pink purslane, is a native Florida wildflower that is often considered a weed by Florida nursery growers and landscapers. This weed species is a member of the succulent family and forms thick mats covering the ground.

This plant is toxic to pets and horses, so be sure to remove this pesky plant pest if you find it close to home.

A Florida native, it is important to remember in natural areas this pollinator favorite contributes to the native ecosystem.

More information on pink purslane visit our portulaca pilosa species page.

Finding weeds in your landscape or nursery? Be sure to use our “Weed ID” website which sorts species by flower color for easy identification.

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Posted: September 28, 2021


Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Chris Marble, Landscape Weed, Marble, Pink Purslane, Pink Weed, Portulaca Pilosa, Weed Identification, Weed Science


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