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In recent times, some of the long lost siblings of the Portulaca family have found their way to their sisters already residing in our garden. Excuse me, I’d be remiss if I did not call them by their full name, Portulaca grandiflora. Quite grand, what?. And yet, to me they will always remain my dear moss roses.

I am told by Wiki that some cousins of theirs, the Portulaca oleracea to be precise, are edible. Who’d have thunk? What’s more, there’s another branch of the family that is food for larvae and moths, and relished by chickens too. Quite an interesting and varied lot they seem. And oh, together, they also go by the name Purslanes.

What interests me right now is displaying for your viewing pleasure the new entrants to my garden. Feast your eyes on the lovelies!

© Shail Mohan 2021