Click on the image for a larger view, description, and customer reviews on Amazon. Well, no. If no sap or a clear liquid (mostly water) comes out then you are good to go, you have found purslane. Bronze-green color, but often turns to red, especially in cooler weather. Purslane has a poisonous look alike (spurge) Purslane leaves are plump and shiny, the leaves of the lookalike are flat and not shiny at all. Did I miss something in this post? The one thing important to know about purslane is that there is a "look alike" plant known as spurge, that might be mistaken for purslane, and it is poisonous. My aunt just re introduce this plant to us as she had been eating and saw many benefits from it. If you decide to purchase one of these books, I will make a small commission for the time I spent creating this post. Linda Jo Martin from Post Falls, Idaho, USA on November 08, 2012: I'm so happy to see this page here! Spurge plants contain a milky sap that is a contact irritant. Fortunately, it is easy to tell the two plants apart. Now found through-out most of the world; it needs only 2 months of weather without snow! I was so amazed! The plump leaves and stems give an obvious invitation. Bill from Gold Coast, Australia on December 03, 2011: years ago, back before I was into wild edibles I had purslane growing all over my yard and I used to spray it or pull it out of the cracks in the path. Question: What is the phosphorus content of purslane? Take a look at the pictures below for visual cues. Anticlea elegans -one of many poisonous look-alikes. Thanks for the info! No plant does. If you’re trying to get rid of this plant, you are definitely in for a battle. I'm sure that "rejleh" is a regional name for purslane, or portulaca. Purslane is a very common ingredient in Lebanese cuisine other than fatoush a national salad it is used with many other summer salads, us Lebanese also make pours,and pies instead of spinach we use purslane, add sumac and onions, it is very tasty and healthy. Great article and I especially like the spurge that you've pointed out! Harley: Yes, it lives in Minnesota, and as for look alikes, not really, but there is one “look sorta kinda similar,” which would be a plant called spurge. The leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds of the purslane plant are all edible, but I've only eaten the stems and leaves myself. It grows about 6-12” tall, in full sun. Purslane is drought resistant and suitable for xeriscaping. Someone wants to eat this?! It’s leaves are more hot-dog shaped than spatula shaped. Areas with disturbed soil such as GARDENS and abandoned lots. The species featured in this article is common purslane and is a widespread weed throughout the United States and southern Canada. It grows in a well-tended garden and in arid climates, often equally as well. Purslane Skin Benefits. This article will help you identify purslane and will also provide some recipes for how best to cook this edible wild plant. Yum, My grandma used to find this and feed it to us. look-alike weeds. It The leaves taste like more like lettuce and the stem is a bit tangy. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Subscribe to Dirty Wormy’s FREE monthly newsletter, Plant Identification: Prickly Pear Cactus, Birdsfoot Trefoil: Small Yellow Wildflower. I just found some purslane in my garden! Thanks for the informative video. Now I'm looking forward to finding purslane in my own garden next year. There is controversy about whether purslane is native to North America or was carried over. Can't find much around here, but I can order seeds. The binomial name for purslane is Portulaca oleracea. Open areas and fields. My wife found some purslane on her daily walk and brought some home for the garden. Answer: A source I looked at says that there is 18.9 mg of phosphorus in a 1 cup serving of purslane. Native to Middle East and Africa. Works cited. Purslane is a succulent annual trailing plant that grows in many countries because it thrives in poor soil. Stephanie Tietjen from Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 22, 2012: It was growing in my yard and I transplanted it to pots. Garden weed look-alikes: One is toxic, the other is delicious---Euphorbia maculata (spurge) on the left... Portulaca oleracea (purslane) on the right There is a nutritional information page on purslane at NutritionData.com. Answer: It is generally used as a raw vegetable or a cooked vegetable. Sour… It takes about 30 minutes for the buds to open once and blooms in full sun. If the sap gets on your skin, be sure to thoroughly wash it off and avoid putting your fingers in your eyes. smaller leaves. If the plant you found has hairy stems or produces a MILKY SAP after you cut it, then you need to discard it. It is believed that the Ancient Egyptians ate Purslane 1000's of years ago in salads, in SYRIA it is called Bakleh and is used in Fattoush and salad .It can be added as it is to yougort . I would recommend that you look up some articles on pink purslane to confirm that it is the same plant like the one you have. The mat-like plants grow 4 to 8 inches tall so they are ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes, or as a colorful groundcover tucked amid stones in a garden pathway. You might be able to contact Lowe's and find out the actual binomial (Latin) name of the purslane they are selling. If there is white sap, it is not purslane! So it is sometimes added as a thickener in soups and stews. Thanks so much. I remember loving it like I do swiss chard. Prostrate spurge (Euphorbia maculata) is another weed that somewhat resembles purslane, but it's toxic—it won't kill you, but it can make you ill. Spurge has a similar growing pattern (low on the ground). Hairy stemmed spurge has been described as a purslane poisonous look alike. if you break a stem it leaks white sap. The minute you look at purslane, you can tell that it wants you to eat it. How can you tell the difference between purslane and spurge? Alternate and opposite. Once you know the Latin name, you can look up the plant that way and find out for certain. But I'm keeping busy with other lenses, and you did a great job with this. If the sap gets on your skin, be sure to thoroughly wash it off and avoid putting your fingers in your eyes. So I would consider it an unknown plant and I would not try to eat it. If you have questions about the books, please take a look at the reviews or feel free to ask me. I highly recommend reading Dirty Wormy’s top tips on safe foragingbefore attempting to harvest the plant. I would hate to make my whole family sick. Below is a listing of the books I used to gather some of the information in this post. Purslane, Portulaca oleracea, is probably in your garden right now but not because you invited it to dinner. I was going to do a lens on this. Purslane is an aesthetically attractive weed with fleshy leaves and often yellow flowers, but its health benefits are even more desirable. Now to find out its good to eat, I can't wait to tell her about it. Purslane does not have any super close look-alikes, however some people have mistaken spurge for purslane. After digging around to find out the scientific name for the toxic plant, I found out that it is Euphorbia maculata (or prostrate spurge). ", The Spanish name for purslane is verdolaga, while another English name for it is "pigweed.". Wow - tasty too. Prostrate spurge is a look-a-like weed to purslane (Fig. One of the wild variety is called Desert Purslane, or Silk-cotton Purslane, which is also edible. While purslane may be nutritious and even lack poisonous look-alikes, it has been known to fraternize with a poisonous plant, according to wild foods expert Steve Brill. Learn more about purslane and other common wild edibles at my upcoming web event, Eat Your Weeds! Are you kidding me? I think cultivated purslane has a less bitter, sweeter flavor. I now have two big planters ready to be cut and eaten. I live in Mexico where verdalaga (purslane) is a common food item. I love this series of yours. Please leave a comment below! This annual is a long-lived survivor, with a tiny but mighty yellow flower. Answer: There is a plant called pink purslane, but it is a different species than the P. oleracea. It's known to cleanse liver and I myself use the dried and powdered leaf and stem in yogurt to accompany dinner whenever I remember. very delicious. One of the things everybody talks about is the fact that purslane has more omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy plant known on earth. Purslane does not have any super close look-alikes, however some people have mistaken spurge for purslane. Oleracea is also Latin and means "kitchen vegetable. These edible weeds sites are great! Tasty and yummy! Question: Is purslane soporific? It reminds me of the plants from Super Mario, with the petals growing like rungs on a ladder as apposed to Purslane's petals which grow in a formation similar to flower petals. Flowers I DO have this in my garden!! If you haven’t already done so, I invite you to Subscribe to Dirty Wormy’s FREE monthly newsletter and get notifications of new articles directly to your inbox. Here in Portugal we eat as well this plant and actually farmers do plantations of it. The flowers close up at night and open up in daylight. The stem of the spurge oozes a milky white sap. Prostrate spurge will have smaller leaves and stems and a more strictly opposite leaf arrangement that purslane. Thanks, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Antioxidants in Edible Wild Plants, Codillo Aquiahuac (Mexican Pork With Purslane), Domatesli Semizotu (Purslane With Tomato). It is beleived to be very healthy especialy for stomack. It is also known as pusley and verdolaga. I've never done it myself, so I don't know how it tastes. Question: Can you make tea from Purslane? Smooth stem with a slight “luster” or sheen. Then Lisa offered to bring me a salad which had purslane leaves in it. Your best bet is to pull it (frequently) and eat it. If you touch the leaves, you’ll notice a fleshy feeling that is characteristic of succulents. Succulent ground-cover that is low-growing with a “creeping” nature. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. After moving to the US I missed purslane so much, I couldn't find the seeds anywhere which eventually I found online and ordered the seeds from the UK, I planted them in planters. This article will provide purslane facts and recipes to bolster your appreciation of this virtuous wild plant. They seed easily so deadheading is a must unless you want more volunteers next year. Scientists say that the leaves and stems of hairy-stemmed spurge are not a … I'm used to just breaking a piece off and eating it, and at the end of last summer, it was tasting real sweet and had a different texture. As Wildman Brill points out, there is a poisonous purslane look-alike called spurge, which even tends to grow alongside purslane. Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on September 20, 2009: I think identifying it would be the hardest part for me. But the leaves are thinner and smaller, and sometimes they have a spot of reddish coloring at the center of the leaf. Purslane, also known as Wild Portulaca, Little Hogweed, Pusley and Verdolaga, is a smooth textured succulent annual in colder zones. All over the USA! That’s handy, come harvest time. Your lens is excellent. If you’re already subscribed, I’d like to thank you for being a DW reader! This listing is for 5 fresh easy to root cuttings of Cinderella purslane. Once you have identified it, it becomes as simple as telling a head of lettuce from a head of cabbage. Purslane ( Portulaca oleracea ) is a common plant of open, sunny areas, such as gardens, yards, and roadsides. The only real look alike to purslane is petty spurge which is poisonous (but great for removing sunspots). In fact, purslane can “throw” it’s seeds to other areas of land or your garden. I highly recommend each one of them and find myself using them over and over again. we cook it with dhall or lentils. It is also recommended for stir-frying. Here is a video by YouTube user thejourneyoutdoors in which he shows purslane and a toxic look-alike which he calls spurge. But some research suggests that the American Indians were eating it before they made contact with Europeans. However, give me a guide, as you have, and I am game! A few varieties, however are deadly. Photos of spurge can be seen at Wikimedia Commons. Purslane will continue to produce seeds AFTER you pull it out of the ground! Believed to have been introduced to North America prior to the arrival of Europeans. This plant contains no cholesterol. Delicious! Joan lives in Los Angeles, where she has an enduring love affair with edible weeds. Spurgegrows in the same conditions, often with purslane, and is poisonous. So please, be very careful when foraging! Purslane loves sandy soil and is often found in the southwestern desert. Purslane is a green, leafy vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. @Sylvestermouse: It is soo easy to tell the diff. In Saudi Arabia I grew "rejleh", and relied on it as a sleep aid. Purslane contains five times the amount of essential omega-3 fatty acid that spinach has, and its stems are high in vitamin C. A succulent mat-forming plant, it has a crispy texture and interesting peppery flavor. Blessed! between spurge and purslane. Be cautious about look-alikes that may not be edible and follow harvest and post harvest recommendations. It helps them store water in arid environments. The leaves taste like lettuce and the stem is a little tangy. This common and difficult to eradicate garden weed is in the purslane, or portulacaceae, family. And reader Wafeek informs us that purslane is used in a Lebanese dish called fatoosh. Originally Published by Sandra Mason on 07/26/2003 Is it a weed or a wonderful taste treat? This report from The Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health tells in depth about the nutritional benefits of purslane and other wild plants: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Antioxidants in Edible Wild Plants. Hopen, Herbert J., Spring, 1972, “Common Purslane-A Problem in Gardens and Horticultural Crops”, Illinois Research, University of … To do so simply break the stem, if white sap comes out you know you have spurge. After digging around to find out the scientific name for the toxic plant, I found out that it is Euphorbia maculata (or prostrate spurge). I highly recommend reading Dirty Wormy’s top tips on safe foraging before attempting to harvest the plant. Cinderella Fairytale Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a gorgeous succulent plant with flowers blooming bright pink, deep orange, and vivid yellow! I eat purslane. It is known scientifically as Portulaca oleracea, and is also called pigweed, little hogweed, fatweed and pusley. It is very easy care. It reads: "This food is very low in Cholesterol. If the food system breaks down, this information could save lives! I'll make you a deal you can have all you can pull out of my vegetable and flowers gardens for free and I'll throw in free cucumbers and tomatoes as well! Late spring through fall. I love that you're writing about edible wild plants in your area. What I was wondering is, the hybrid purslane (Portulaca) with various brightly colored blossoms that one buys from the gardening center--is it also edible? Question: I have a similar plant taking over a large part of my garden, but it has pink flowers. Thank you! June – September or November. If you have any doubt, just buy the seeds. The stems of the spurge are hairy and the flowers look different. Answer: I googled "purslane at Lowe's", and the first entry I saw on the Lowe's website said that their purslane is "related to portulaca". thinner stems. Sundae ;-). Henry David Thoreau talks about having purslane for dinner in. I also just discovered that purslane is call khorfeh in Iran, and is featured in Persian dishes. "This food is very low in cholesterol." Purslane is cursed and curried all at the same time. The buds begin the process of opening before full sun actually meets the flower. It is often served raw … Question: Can the purslane flowers be a deep pink? Spurge gives off a milky sap when the stem is broken, so if you see that, don't eat it! Fleshy, succulent, spatula-shaped leaves with a luster or sheen. For most of us, it comes as an unwelcome guest. It is also antibacterial, antiscorbutic, depurative, diuretic and febrifuge. To root just place in soil. I have a lot of it in my garden, and it's time to harvest. 1/4” wide, located at ends of stems or in leaf axil. Leaves Note the seed pods containing little black seeds and the black seeds on the table. We also have another weed growing in the backyard that seems to be purslane as well, but it lacks branching stems and the stems seems to be all green. Purslane or khorfe is used in cucumber salad or with other greens as a sidedish , but mostly in the south of iran. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6 and Folate, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.". The foolproof way to differentiate between the two is by breaking a stem. In Spanish, purslane is called verdolaga, and I saw several Mexican recipes that used it as an ingredient. Additionally, spurge, like milkweed, will exude a white sap when the stem is severed. Tiny and yellow with 5 petals, single or in small clusters. Purslane is typically propagated from seed, but you can also grow it from stem cuttings, divisions, or transplants. Cultivated plants, which grow in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-10, usually have larger leaves and grow in a more upright form. Now I know I saw this growing in my sister's flower garden. We have plenty available in Southern Ontario, Canada and I am right now eating some with my lettuce salad. People might also confuse it with Tribulus terrestris (puncture vine), though I would think they wouldn't try to eat that, or Chamaesyce spp., which is where they seem to have moved Euphorbia maculata in some places. Answer: Yes, some people do make purslane tea. Purslane tends to grow close to the ground in dense patches that spread wide. These deadly lookalikes do not have the pungent onion or garlic smell that make the edibles so recognizable. I hadn't heard that it might be native. Thanks. Joan Hall (author) from Los Angeles on June 29, 2010: I've found lots of wood sorrell growing near my yard after looking at that site of yours, and now I'm on the hunt for purslane. Nowadays that I know better, I do not have it growing wild so I had to buy the seeds and plant it. Common name(s): Purslane, Common purslane Scientific name: Portulaca oleracea Family: Purslane family (Portulacaceae) Reasons for concern: This plant is a nuisance in landscapes, gardens and agricultural fields.It easily outcompetes more desirable native species, reducing native plant diversity and the pollinators and wildlife, which are dependent on them. Purslane is larger, has a thicker stem, larger leaves and has no white sap. purslane is found in indian cooking too. It's a sturdy one, growing in huge patches at the edges of yards and sidewalks, a treasure to urban foragers. (I avoid putting images of other plants on my weed pages, because I wouldn't want a picture of spurge to show up in a Google search for purslane.). Purslane is supposed to have succulent leaves & Spurge/9'O clock/Moss Rose (inedible look-alike) is supposed to have thinner leaves. Purslane photographed on a sidewalk in Lynwood. When I looked it was full of aphids, so I got some extra protein. Know as “death camas”, varieties of Anticlea or Toxicoscordion are similar plants with onion like bulbs, leaves, and flowers. Stay tuned for the Purslane series of posts including recipes, medicinal uses, and harvest instructions. I would like help to identify it. Some recommended it for skin problems, similar to the use of aloe vera. Can I eat this one? Fantastic lens! Alisha Vargas from Reno, Nevada on September 21, 2009: I need to start paying more attention to weeds, I'm sure I've seen this one before. The purslane leaves are loaded with juicy and nutritious sap that is highly … If the plant you found has hairy stems or produces a MILKY SAP after you cut it, then you need to discard it. The seeds of purslane are so powerful they can stay viable in land for up to 40 years – and this is a natural crop – no GMO! Spurge grows in the same conditions, often with purslane, and is poisonous. (Get Dirty Wormy’s free Southwest Purslane Salad by clicking here.). Answer: There is a weed called pink purslane that is edible. They have a slightly sour edge (not as strong as wood sorrel) and a hint of a mucilaginous quality (not as strong as mallows). Portulaca is Latin, coming from portula, which means "gate," in reference to the gate-like covering of the seed capsule. For a whole host of additional purslane recipes—including pickled purslane and verdolago con queso—check out this horticulture page at Texas A&M University. Though I've never tried it cooked, they say that the mucilaginous quality becomes more pronounced when it is cooked. Here is a video by YouTube user thejourneyoutdoors in which he shows purslane and a toxic look-alike which he calls spurge.   Moss rose is a popular cultivated form of purslane, although it has the potential to spread and become weedy. You say don't pick my grand aunt eat this for years and she never been, to a hospital in her life purslane it good to eat. Purslane leaves & stem, to me, tastes mildly like fresh Roselle (Mesta / Hibiscus sabdariffa) Fruit. The seeds are used as decoration in berenji, which is an iranian sweet/biscuit. They grow in the same manner and often near each other, but spurge is thin and flat with teeny delicate leaves, while purslane … http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and... Purslane is regarded as a cooling herb and is suggested for help with fevers and inflammatory conditions. Leaves can reach up to 2 feet long and about 1 1/2” wide. This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional. Question: Can purslane be dried and used as powder? The biggest help to find out if a plant is spurge or purslane is if it has a milky sap. Purslane has a poisonous look alike which is not as succulent and has a red dot in the middle of each leaf (most of the time). Elevations of 7,000 feet or lower. But the leaves are thinner and smaller, and sometimes they have a spot of reddish coloring at the center of the leaf. Stem All summer long my friends were talking about purslane... and I didn't know what it was. I would think that if they say it is related, that means that it is not actual portulaca. Surge grows closer to the ground and it is just smaller. We made a soup from it. That was one of the best salads I ever had - I think it was mainly purslane and bean sprouts, with a dressing of sesame oil and liquid aminos. (There’s just no replacement for field experience!) Purslane is terrific as part of a salad. Barbara Radisavljevic from Templeton, CA on September 27, 2009: Ah, you beat me to it. 6). Question: I bought purslane at Lowe’s and it has pink, red, and salmon colored flowers. Good article. Is it edible? Funny how life works sometimes! I thought it was beautiful and asked what it was but she didn't know other than it is a weed she loves and welcomes in her flower gardens and has even put them in pot arrangements. Though purslane is considered an invasive weed in North America, this plant IS edible, tasty, high in omega-3 fatty acids, and has several medicinal uses. I haven't Seen much of a regular consumption in other parts of the country although it grows all over. The flowers produce edible seeds, that will continue to form after being pulled out of the ground. It can be eaten as a cooked vegetable and is great to use in salads, soups, stews or any dish you wish to sprinkle it over. There are several species of purslane, some wild and some cultivated. purslane is eaten in fatoosh and salad in Lebanon, it is a very common herb in Lebanon. Answer: There are some herbal guides that say purslane has soporific qualities. I love the idea of urban foraging and have heard a lot about how great purslane is. I love it in salads. Pro: Cooking Versatility Easy to harvest and to prepare, purslane’s tender leaves and stems need only washing and rough chopping before adding to salads. Purslane is the edible weed, par excellence. Southern Canada. great information for shore, i will be harvesting these from my garden, thank you! Prostrate spurge (Euphorbia maculata) is another weed that somewhat resembles purslane, but it's toxic—it won't kill you, but it can make you ill. Spurge has a similar growing pattern (low on the ground). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Occasionally found slightly upright, up to 6” high. Usually purslane and spurge grow near to one another which makes it easier to identify for the first time. Great lens! 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