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Portulaca grandiflora is an annual found in areas such as S. America - Brazil. Occasionally established in S. and S.C. Europe. A member of the Portulacaceae family, Portulaca grandiflora Hook is also known by its common name of Rose Moss. The Annual can grow to a height of 0.2 meters and up to 0.15 meters wide. The preferred habitat of Roadsides and waste places in Europe., with LM soil and N moisture levels. .
Rose Moss is a zone hardy plant that has medicinal uses - the medicinal usage rating of Rose Moss is 2The entire plant is depurative. It is used in the treatment of hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver with ascites, swelling and pain in the pharynx. The fresh juice of the leaves and stems is applied externally as a lotion to snake and insect bites, burns, scalds and eczema[176, 238].
Portulaca grandiflora is 0 plant, whose flowers bloom typically in 6 - 7, and which is pollinated by Insects, self.
The plant has an edibility rating of 1Leaves - raw or cooked[105, 161, 177]. Seed - raw or cooked. It can be ground into a powder and used in soups etc, or can be added to cereals[105, 161, 177]. The seed is very small and fiddly to utilize. Root - cooked.
Cultivation tips: Prefers a rather dry poor soil in full sun[1, 200]. Succeeds in a hot dry position, and dislikes wet soils[K]. Although a perennial when grown in warmer climates than Britain, it is best treated as a half-hardy
annual in this country. There are some named forms selected for their ornamental value.
. The plant should best be propagated by Seed - sow early spring in a greenhouse, pricking out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Plant out after the last expected frosts. The seed can also be sown in situ in late spring, though the plants will not grow so large this way.
Leaves - raw or cooked[105, 161, 177]. Seed - raw or cooked. It can be ground into a powder and used in soups etc, or can be added to cereals[105, 161, 177]. The seed is very small and fiddly to utilize. Root - cooked.