Flower NamePortulaca grandiflora
Formal NamePortulaca grandiflora
Alias松葉牡丹, common porturacarose moss
Morphnon-cold-resistant annual grass
Portulaca grandiflora or Matsuba botan (scientific name: Portulaca grandiflora) is native to South America, it is non-cold-resistant annual grass of the family Soulaceae. Flower is like a small button (peony), leaves are fleshy and seems to be leaves of pine. Matsuba botan is similar to Pochuraka (aka: Hana Chewyuyu), but the leaves are different. It is also similar to Matsuba gikiku (pine needle chrysanthemum), but a flower of a pine needle can be distinguished from a flower like a chrysanthemum.
Common name: Portulaca grandiflora or Matsuba botan, Scientific name: Portulaca grandiflora, aka: common porturacarose moss, Place of origin: South America, Plant height: 10 to 20 cm, flower season: June to September, flower color: peach · red · yellow · white · orange, flower diameter: 3 to 6 cm.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySolitary Inflorescence
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
ColorRed, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Cream, White
SeasonJun Jul Aug Sep
Height10 ~ 20 [cm]
Diameter3 ~ 6