Both Spotted and Prostrate Splurge’s stems radiate from a central taproot and can form a dense mat. Leaves grow opposite and can have a reddish splotch in the center. They are summer annuals. Germination begins in late spring and growth continues until first frost of Fall.
Purslane has growing patterns similar to those of desert plants. Stems are thick, fleshy, and reddish-brown. Leaves are shiny, wedge-shaped, and rubbery. It is a summer annual. Germination begins in late spring and growth continues until the first frost of Fall.
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