Portulacaceae, Claytonia perfoliata, Miner’s lettuce

Miner’s lettuce, a close relative to purslane and Talinium triangulare (fruticosum). Edible and easy to grow. Miner’s lettuce can be found growing wild during the late months of winter and […]

Portulacaceae, Portulaca oleracea, Purslane, verdolaga

This is a common, spontaneously appearing plant found growing throughout the tropics and warmer temperate regions. The wide range is due to high genetic flexibility which permits rapid adaptation to […]


Here’s a list-in-progress of plant families, ordered alphabetically. Click a family name and the link will take you to a page listing corresponding entries. I am in the process up […]


Following is a list of plant species I work with. The list mostly consists of species from around the world, typically those species I have encountered while living, traveling and […]