Pursley is widely distributed in most of the countries and thus this plant is native to Assam. It is edible wild weed. Pursley is the common name of Portulaca oleracea. There are many many common names for Portulaca oleracea, some common names are Malbhog khutura (in Assamese), Wild Portulaca, Common Purslane, duckweed, garden purslane. This plant is also used as medicinal plant for treatment of Jaundice in Assam.