Portulaca oleracea

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPortulacaceae
Family (Traditional)Portulacaceae
GenusPortulaca
SpeciesPortulaca oleracea L.
Common Namelittle hogweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Subopposite; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.3
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GU (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

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.

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  • Counties
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Ecoregions
  • 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

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Portulaca neglecta Portulaca neglecta Mackenzie & Bush
Portulaca oleracea subsp. granulatostellulata Portulaca oleracea subsp. granulatostellulata (Poelln.) Danin & Baker
Portulaca oleracea subsp. impolita Portulaca oleracea subsp. impolita Danin & Baker
Portulaca oleracea subsp. nicaraguensis Portulaca oleracea subsp. nicaraguensis Danin & Baker
Portulaca oleracea subsp. nitida Portulaca oleracea subsp. nitida Danin & Baker
Portulaca oleracea subsp. oleracea Portulaca oleracea subsp. oleracea
Portulaca oleracea subsp. papillatostellulata Portulaca oleracea subsp. papillatostellulata Danin & Baker
Portulaca oleracea subsp. stellata Portulaca oleracea subsp. stellata Danin & Baker
Portulaca retusa Portulaca retusa Engelm.

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: Allen (KY), Boone (KY), Bourbon (KY), Bullitt (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Graves (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Lewis (KY), Livingston (KY), Lyon (KY), Madison (KY), Meade (KY), Oldham (KY), Pike (KY), Robertson (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Anderson (TN), Carter (TN), Crockett (TN), DeKalb (TN), Gibson (TN), Giles (TN), Grainger (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), Knox (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Marion (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Putnam (TN), Sevier (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1976 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100592607 Shelby Tennessee 14 Aug 1976 Elizabeth M. Browne
76F1.2
EKY
Portulaca oleracea
31234100592581 Robertson Kentucky 18 Jul 2002 Timothy J. Weckman
7498
EKY
Portulaca oleracea
31234100592573 Madison Kentucky 14 Sep 1993 Gary W. Libby
OB-710
EKY
Portulaca oleracea
31234100592599 Livingston Kentucky 12 Jul 1979 Raymond Athey
4368
EKY
Portulaca oleracea
BEREA023544 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Portulaca oleracea
BEREA023543 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Portulaca oleracea
BEREA023545 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Portulaca oleracea
BEREA023540 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Portulaca oleracea
31973000002155 Boone Kentucky 18 Aug 2007 Tullis, Angela
1
KNK
Portulaca oleracea
31973000017392 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091806 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091797 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091803 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091809 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091801 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
BEREA023542 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Portulaca oleracea
BEREA023546 DeKalb Tennessee
BEREA
Portulaca oleracea
BEREA023541 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Portulaca oleracea
ETSU006316 Carter Tennessee 26 Aug 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Portulaca oleracea
31973000017393 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Portulaca oleracea
31973000017394 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091800 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091808 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091805 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091799 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091807 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091804 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0242164 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091802 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
UCHT011195 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0092082 Livingston Kentucky
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
TENN-V-0091798 Crockett Tennessee
TENN
Portulaca oleracea
UCHT011192 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Portulaca oleracea
UCHT011193 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0106405 Meade Kentucky
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0080609 Graves Kentucky
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0006919 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0006918 Giles Tennessee
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0106404 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0113343 Allen Kentucky
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0105942 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0100011 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0118569 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0006917 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0106406 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0006920 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
UCHT011194 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0049906 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0106407 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0006861 Lyon Kentucky 08 Oct 1987 Edward Chester
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0107707 Bourbon Kentucky 22 Sep 2018 Mason Brock
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0118937 Todd Kentucky 07 Jun 2019 Mason Brock
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0113344 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0006859 Trigg Kentucky 15 Jun 1987 Edward Chester
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
APSC0006860 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Portulaca oleracea
HTTU026619 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Portulaca oleracea
HTTU022409 Wilson Tennessee
HTTU
Portulaca oleracea
HTTU030245 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Portulaca oleracea
HTTU024229 Hamilton Tennessee
HTTU
Portulaca oleracea
HTTU026620 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Portulaca oleracea
HTTU025319 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Portulaca oleracea
HTTU022408 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Portulaca oleracea
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