Talinum fruticosum - (L.) Juss.

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TALINACEAE

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Waterleaf, Ceylon Spinach

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Flowering time; Most of the time

Distribution; GC, LC

Habitat; Roadside ditches

Status; Escaped cultivation

Notes; Horticulture potential: This is an interesting edible (with cautions) plant; the leaves are full of iron and oxalate, it is best to cook it. This colorful erect perennial bush will cheer up a shady area of your landscape. Although it is commonly called Waterleaf, it enjoys a well drained good moist soil in light shade. This happy go lucky 5' plant is not a high maintenance, it can be let to grow or trimmed to your liking. It will greet you on your morning stroll with mauve blossom all year long. Information reference Useful Tropical Plant

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