Author: Jan Scholten
English: Purslane; Fringed red maids; Fringed redmaids.
Botany: colourful flowers, red to purple and white; Australia, Chile and western North America; linear or lance-shaped leaves, slightly succulent; inflorescence a raceme bearing flowers on short pedicels; flower deep pink to red petals; hardy, well adapted to many habitat and climate types.
Habitat: desert/semi-desert (ca. 100 mm) to more or less persistently wet S Chile and Pacific NW N America (> 5000 mm). Some perennial species are subaquatic, restricted to bogs and streams.