Purslane, Garden seed

$3.90$14.95 incl. GST

Seed Count: 100 / packet
Germination: easy
Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea
Seed / Gram: ~ 2250 / gram

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Garden Purslane, Portulaca oleracea, is sometimes called Purslane or Pigweed. Purslane is an excellent salad and pot herb. A rich terrestrial source of vitamins, minerals and Omega -3 fatty acids, considered important for strengthening the immune system and preventing heart attack. Used medicinally to clear toxins, lower cholesterol, reduce fevers and heal rashes. The whole plant mashed makes a soothing poultice for sore eyes or sore nipples. Purslane is a native of inland Australia and adaptable to most soils but prefers and open, sunny position. Drought and frost resistant. A perennial ground cover, growing to 0.25m x 0.5m.