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Common Name: Water Purslane
Lythrum portula is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.20 metres tall.
It has edible uses.
Europe, incl Britain, mainly central and northern areas but not the Arctic, east to the Caucasus.
Muddy margins of pools and puddles, but not in calcareous soils[
Requires a wet soil. Dislikes alkaline soils[
This species was formerly cultivated for its edible leaves[
A prostrate plant, the stem rooting as it creeps along the ground[
Leaves - raw or cooked[
Seed - sow spring or early autumn in situ.