Purslane is a succulent annual groundcover that can be found throughout the growing season in sun-warmed disturbed soils. An example of nature's tenacity, despite its high water content, it is highly drought tolerant and produces seeds that can remain viable for up to forty years.
As a salad green it is unsurpassed, with a unique salty-savory flavor, and refreshing crispness that complements other vegetables nicely. Purslane is as nutritious as it is tasty, having the highest quantity of omega-3 fatty acids of any leafy vegetable, as well as a copious assortment of vitamins and minerals.
Latin Name: Portulaca oleracea