Is this a succulent?

stickstring (Northern California 8b)July 18, 2014

My mom took a cutting of a flower she has and potted it up for me. She instructed me to keep it in partial sun/shade. She roots these particular flowers ALOT. While waiting for new growth, I went outback to water the cutting and found this little plant growing out of nowhere. I have no clue what it is but the leaves remind me of a succulent. I showed my wife and she agree's but doesn't know what it is either.
Can anyone help identify this plant? I repotted it just incase it was worth keeping but.....???
Thanks to everyone!

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stickstring (Northern California 8b)

Another pic

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 10:33PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Looks like a Portulaca oleraca cultivar. Though you didn't mention any flowers!

If so, it is a full sun plant with a low water requirement. Yes, a succulent.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 10:42PM
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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

... But mostly a weed.


    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 10:48PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Or an edible.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 10:52PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Cumulative of all above, yes, Portulaca oleracea, but maybe not a cultivar (which would have larger, prettier flowers). See link below for pix with this plant's blooms. It is a weed that comes up everywhere in my yard. Some I leave, some I pull. Some people eat them in salads. I don't think I'd try it. :P

Here is a link that might be useful: Portulaca ~ Common Purslane

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 12:14AM
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stickstring (Northern California 8b)

Thank you all so much for the information. My wife and I really appreciate it. I don't think I will be keeping it.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 1:35PM
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