Peplis portula Linn. Lythraceae. Water Purslane.
Europe and adjoining Asia. This plant is mentioned by Theophrastus as cultivated, by Dioscorides as esculent; it is mentioned also by Pliny, Varro and Columella. About Athens, it is eaten in salads.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.