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Peplis portula.

Botanical name:

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.

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