Sonoran Desert Carpetweeds

Summer, mat-forming annuals often on irrigated land. Flowers of Sonoran Desert species mostly small.

Horse Purslane

Trianthema portulacastrum



Photo by Mike Plagens

Summer annual growing as a weed in agricultural or urban settings and occasionally within desert washes in the Sonoran Desert. Small pink flowers. Forms mats close to ground. Detailed Description



Sonoran Desert Places

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 11 Feb. 2008,
updated 27 Aug. 2022.