Portulaca pilosa

Family (Traditional)Portulacaceae
Species:Portulaca pilosa L.
Common NameDon Diego; Kiss Me Quick
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Arrangement: subopposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Type: succulent; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Pink; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Portulaca cyanosperma Portulaca cyanosperma Egler
Portulaca mundula Portulaca mundula I.M. Johnst.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Madison (KY), Maury (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, HTTU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2006 - 2006

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA023547 Madison Kentucky
Portulaca pilosa
TENN-V-0091811 Rutherford Tennessee
Portulaca pilosa
TENN-V-0091813 Wilson Tennessee
Portulaca pilosa
TENN-V-0091810 Maury Tennessee
Portulaca pilosa
TENN-V-0091812 Shelby Tennessee
Portulaca pilosa
APSC0006924 Maury Tennessee 14 Aug 2006 Dwayne Estes
Portulaca pilosa
APSC0044698 Wilson Tennessee
Portulaca pilosa
HTTU022413 Tennessee
Portulaca pilosa
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Plant Photos

Portulaca pilosa - Sunny Fleming
Portulaca pilosa - Sunny Fleming