Portulaca intraterranea

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Portulaca intraterranea
Portulaca intraterranea flower.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Portulaca
Species: P. intraterranea
Binomial name
Portulaca intraterranea

Portulaca intraterranea, large pigweed, is a succulent herb native to deserts of central Australia.

The leaves are succulent, with flowers 2.5-3.5 cm wide.[1] Aborigines eat the thick tap-root which tastes like potato.


  1. ^ Low,T., Wild Food Plants of Australia, 1988. ISBN 0-207-16930-6