Question for any Botanist, or Horticulturists - Purslane?

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  1. #1 Posted Jun 13, 2018 at 4:24 PM

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    Thoughout this spring and summer I have been eating my garden weeds instead of spraying them. I pretty much wiped out alll the dandelions, and the garlic mustard is now out of season, along with some others I'm absolutely sure about. I have been researching, and found a patch of what I believe is "Purslane" at the base of my homes gutter drain. I'm pretty sure I identified it correctly. I have read that it is very healthy, and I'm thinking about transplanting it into some garden pots.

    https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/power-packed-purslane-zmaz05amzsel
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/recipes/sns-food-recipes-sides-purslane-story.html

    This is it, right? If so I'm planning on adding them to my herb garden. Nothing beats picking some fresh free herbs to add to a evening dinner plate.

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  2. #2 Posted Jun 13, 2018 at 4:46 PM

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    Yes it's purslane.
    Yes it's edible.
     
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    Purslane is very good.
    Needs to be identified while growing and in the ground. Hold off til conclusive.
     
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    Here is one that's especially zesty in salads. poison_ivy.jpg
     
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    Lol, Your evil. Luckily I'm one of the few who don't react much to it. It comes with a cost though as pine trees tear me up.
     
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    Purslane is a succulent looking plant with fleshy leaves like a jade plant. Hard to tell if your example is purslane or not. Don’t think that there is anything that resembles it that is unsafe to eat. 80FA3E95-949D-4082-942E-D111BDDD57F6.jpeg
     
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    Nettles are fine if you cook them.
     
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    My back yard is being overtaken by this weed. Everyone here is more than welcome to come over and graze in my back yard!
     
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    Must have been a good one. Some of my funniest posts I have deleted, or the moderators did .
     
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  12. #12 Posted Jun 14, 2018 at 11:13 AM

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Sorry, that's just me being indecisive.