Phemeranthus aurantiacus [Montiaceae]

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Scientific Name Phemeranthus aurantiacus (Talinum aurantiacum) USDA PLANTS Symbol PHAU13
Common Name Orange Fameflower, Fameflower ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 847592
Family Montiaceae (Miner's Lettuce) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Sandy, gravelly or rocky soils in washes, ravines, flats, grasslands, scrub and disturbed areas.
Plant: Upright perennial up to 16 inches tall; single stem or branched, sometimes woody near the base (suffrutescent).
Leaves: Linear to narrowly lanceolate 3/8 to 2-3/8 inches long; nearly sessile; pointed tips.
Inflorescence: Single or small groups of orange, yellow or red (rarely pink) flowers arising on slender pedicels 1/2+/- inch long from leaf axils; flower head about 1-1/4 inches across with 5 petals, 20 to 30 stamens and 3 stigma; blooming for a few hours in late afternoon.
Bloom Period: June to October.
References: Talinum auranticum in "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston; "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason and Flora of North America.
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