Spurge/ Purslane


Spurge:

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:

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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