Species Detail

Portulaca oleracea L.
Purslane


Scientific Name:  
Portulaca oleracea L.
Common Name:  
Purslane
Myaamia Name:  
koohkoosa awiilawi
Uses:  
Food, Technology
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Portulaca oleracea L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Technology  common weed used as hog fodder. "kokocawilawi; purslane"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  Human-charred purlsane material was recoverd from an early 19th century Miami village site at the forks of the Wabash River
Botanical Sources  
Portulaca oleracea L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Probably a native to southern Asia; occurring in many habitats as a weed
Related Sources  
Portulaca oleracea L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Archaeological studies in central and south-central Indiana revealed that purslane was utilized as a food source by indigenous peoples sometime during the period of A.D. 1000 to A.D. 1450