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Relationships of
Vertebrate Animals
to this Plant:

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Portulaca oleracea
(Common Purslane) [Portulacaceae]
(observations are from Whitaker and Martin et al.)

Birds
Calcaridae: Calcarius lapponicus (Lapland Longspur) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in NE USA & Northern Prairies] MZN1951; Emberizidae: Pooecetes gramineus (Vesper Sparrow) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in E USA] MZN1951, Spizella passerina (Chipping Sparrow) [seeds comprise 0.5-2% of the diet in E USA] MZN1951

Mammals

Cricetidae: Peromyscus maniculatus (Deer Mouse) [seeds comprise 0.4% of the diet by volume] Wh1966
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