Other names: Pigweed, Munyeroo.
Family: Portulacaceae (Purslane family).
Occurrence: Pigweed is a common summer garden weed.
Pigweed has a world-wide distribution, including Australia. In Central Victoria it grows as a weed, particularly in well-watered summer gardens, and is treated in this publication as a weed.
It is killed by frosts.
Photos: Pigweed. The reddish succulent stems, the fleshy leaves and yellow flowers help identify this
species. Castlemaine garden.