Plant of the Month: Purslane

Plant of the Month: Purslane

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea), commonly called pigweed, is an annual ‘weed’ in season during summer and into autumn. It is a succulent plant, containing 93% water, with red stems and small, green teardrop-shaped leaves. The taste is a little sour, a little salty.1 The...