My father asked me to help him identifying these orange flowers that grow in his garden (located in the Eastern-Northern part of France). He told me that he thinks they are greasy plants and that they like poor soil. I attached two photos.

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  • Did you mean to say "succulent" instead of "greasy"?
    – Dan Getz
    Aug 2, 2022 at 11:26
  • Sorry it is a translation mistake, appropriate term is "succulent". But I think he was confused by the leaves texture, when I look at the description of moss toss on internet is it said "herbaceous".
    – Hyppolite
    Aug 3, 2022 at 8:09

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Moss rose; Portulaca grandiflora. Comes in many colors ,easy cultivation , likes sun and relatively dry conditions.

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    And they reseed freely. I now have the prettiest melon patch in my state thanks to my having planted four of them 4 years ago.
    – Jurp
    Aug 1, 2022 at 14:25
  • That's it! Thank you so much!
    – Hyppolite
    Aug 1, 2022 at 14:48
  • I've seen other flowers identified as moss roses, and I've never understood it. This is the moss rose I knew growing up as a kid, I recognized it immediately. Aug 2, 2022 at 0:41

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