Portulaca molokiniensis has unusual, stacked, emerald green, succulent foliage on stems topped with yellow flowers.
Portulaca molokiniensis is a rare flowering succulent ground cover endemic to the Hawaiian Islands where it is listed as an endangered species. Known as 'ihi, the yellow flowers resemble miniature roses. The flowers close at night and on shady days. It forms a very small upright shrub with unusual, stacked, emerald green, succulent foliage.
Common Name: Moss Rose, Purslane
Family: Portulacaceae (The Portulaca or Purslane Family)
Zone Hardiness: 9-11
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Dry
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Restricted to a few coastal sites in Hawaii. It is known to grow in extremely dry sites such as loose volcanic scree and sand on steep rocky slopes and in rain shadows, from about 30 to about 375 feet.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Pacific Islands
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