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Moss-rose purslane macro Native to Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay.<br />
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Portulaca grandiflora is a fast growing annual succulent, with a spreading habit.<br />
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It has small, fleshy, lance shaped leaves on reddish stems.<br />
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The delicate flowers close at night and on cloudy days, hence another common name of sun rose. <br />
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Moss-rose purslane macro

Native to Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay.

Portulaca grandiflora is a fast growing annual succulent, with a spreading habit.

It has small, fleshy, lance shaped leaves on reddish stems.

The delicate flowers close at night and on cloudy days, hence another common name of sun rose.

Each flower 25 mm diameter.

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  1. How lovely! I can almost always tell when a thumbnail is one of your photos, Ruth! They draw me in <3. Posted 5 days ago
    1. Agreed, Ruth has a wonderful style! Composition is always well chosen, that's how I know it's a "Ruth" :) Posted 5 days ago
    2. Does this mean I'm getting predictable? ;) Seriously, big thank you to you both. Posted 5 days ago, modified 5 days ago
      1. If "predictable" means "always awesome", then yes! Posted 4 days ago

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''Portulaca grandiflora'' , is a flowering plant in the family Portulacaceae, native to Argentina, southern Brazil, and Uruguay.

It is also seen in South Asia and widely spread in most of the cities with old 18th-19th century architecture in the Balkans. In Bangladesh, it is called "Time Fuul", meaning "Time Flower", because the flower has a specific time to bloom. In India, it is called "Nau Bajiya" or "9 O'clock flower" as it blooms in morning around 9:00 AM.
In Vietnam, it is.. more

Similar species: Caryophyllales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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Uploaded Oct 9, 2019. Captured Feb 3, 2019 11:13 in 21 Myamblah Cres, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm