Moss rose

Portulaca grandiflora is a flowering plant. Also called moss rose, rock rose, sun rose, Mexican rose.

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From Wiki: In Pakistan it is called Gul Dopheri, meaning After Noon Flower, as flowers bloom whole after noon in summer’s heat. In Bangladesh, it is called “time fuul”, meaning “time flower”, because the flower has a specific time to bloom. In India, it is called “nau bajiya” or “9 o’clock flower” as it blooms in morning around 9:00 am. In the Philippines,it is called uru-alas dose or like twelve o’clock because it loses its bloom by noon. In Vietnam, it is called “hoa mười giờ” meaning “ten o’clock flower”, because the flower is usually in full bloom at 10:00 in the morning.