Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is a native of India that's made it's way around the world as both a weed and a vegetable, similar in taste to spinach. Compared to Portulaca grandiflora, an ornamental flower, dead and live purslane blooms are small and can be pinched off when harvested to eat.
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Bobbi Keffer attended Kent State University, studying education but soon found her true love to be in the garden. She prides herself on her frugal skills, re-using, recycling, and re-inventing her whimsical style in her home and garden.