Herb: Water Purslane
Latin name: Lythrum portula
Synonyms: Peplis portula
Family: Lythraceae (Loosestrife Family)
Edible parts of Water Purslane:Leaves - raw or cooked.
Description of the plant:
(7 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Muddy margins of pools and puddles, but not in calcareous soils.
Propagation of Water Purslane:Seed - sow spring or early autumn in situ.
Cultivation of the herb:Muddy margins of pools and puddles, but not in calcareous soils.
Medicinal use of Water Purslane:None known
Known hazards of Lythrum portula:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.