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Desert horsepurslane

Halbi Name
Main Photo of The Weed
Vernacular name Patherchata
Scientific name Trianthema portulacastrum L.
Family
Season Kharif
Description
Plant An annual herb forming a prostrate mat or clump with stems up to a meter long, green to red in color, hairless except for small lines of hairs near the leaves, and fleshy.
Leaves Leaves opposite, margins serrated. Photo Gallery
Flower Flowers surrounded by involucral bracts, outer ones green, inner chaffy. Ray florets yellow Pappus of short awns. Solitary flowers occur in leaf axils. The flower lacks petals but has purple, petal like sepals. Flowers - yellow.
Fruit/ seed The fruit -curved, cylindrical capsule emerging from the stem. It is up to half a centimeter long and has two erect, pointed wings on top, where the capsule opens.
Habitat and distribution Marshy places
Flowering and fruiting November - January
Associated with Upland flora
Habit
Inflorescence

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