Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2302

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain (rare in SC)

Look for it in shallow soil over felsic rocks (granite) or sandstone (in GA), or Altamaha Grit (GA), where periodically wet by seepage, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 deciduous sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY Montiaceae

(?) LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY Portulacaceae

LESS THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Talinum mengesii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Talinum mengesii

 

COMMON NAME:
Menges' Fameflower, Large-flowered Fameflower, Menges' Rock-pink, Large-flowered Rock-pink