Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is another plant of disturbed areas, it seems to be everywhere. It's only around in the summer, you don't see it later in the year. One of the best wild plants to eat, gardeners spend a lot of effort trying to get rid of purslane when it's a better plant than what they are trying to grow. This purslane is on the sidewalk on State St. in front of the University Book Store, near Grant St, about 6 pm, July 30,2009.
This is the same purslane plant, about 10 pm July 29, 2009. It's getting dark out and the leaves are rolling up for the night.