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Moss Rose

Moss Rose, Portulaca 

Botanical name: Portulaca grandiflora    Family: Portulacaceae (moss rose family)


Semi succulent leaves and stems, trailing and multi branched plant.  the stem and leaves are soft and juicy.  The leaves are cylindrical and pointed at the tip.  The flowers are in bright colours, but I saw this one only in pink.  They open in bright sunlight and close on non sunny days and in the evening.

Picture taken at Gun Rock Enclave, Secunderabad.  
Information – Flowers of India

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