Portulaca oleracea


Other common names:

Not applicable.



  • Annual prostrate herb
  • Milky sap
  • Fleshy reddish stems, round in cross-section
  • Oval-shaped fleshy leaves 25 mm long
  • Yellow flowers, black seeds
  • Favours moist, well-drained soils
  • Moderate salinity tolerance
  • Mat-forming Grows from seeds and cuttings


Control options:

  • Pesticides: See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Nil.
  • Mechanical: Nil.



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