Portulaca oleracea

Pink purslane

Other common names:

Hairy Portulaca



  • Annual or short-lived perennial weed
  • Crawling weed that can form a dense mat
  • Can grow from 5cm to 20 cm tall
  • Leaves are linear or narrowly ovate-elliptic and slightly flattened. The axillary hairs are numerous, long and dense.
  • Flowers are bright pink
  • Commonly found in the northern and eastern parts of Australia


Susceptible Turf:

Warm-and cool-season turfgrasses.


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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