(ADD moment... I am loving the zoom on my new camera. Did I tell you it's on my phone?)
At my nursery job in San Antonio, the older Hispanic ladies would come in and ask for "Chisme". I would take them straight way to the Portulaca.
The seed pod of the portulaca.
Chisme - direct translation is "thing" or "thingamajig". The slang translation would be "gossip".
So like gossip, you open up the Portulaca seed pod -- it spreads forever.