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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY Montiaceae   Go to FSUS key


(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY Portulacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Phemeranthus mengesii

INCLUDED WITHIN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Talinum mengesii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Talinum mengesii

 

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


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image of Phemeranthus mengesii, Menges' Fameflower, Large-flowered Fameflower, Menges' Rock-pink, Large-flowered Rock-pink

JK Marlow    jkm110416_622

April    Etowah County    AL

image of Phemeranthus mengesii, Menges' Fameflower, Large-flowered Fameflower, Menges' Rock-pink, Large-flowered Rock-pink

JK Marlow    jkm070920_014

September    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

image of Phemeranthus mengesii, Menges' Fameflower, Large-flowered Fameflower, Menges' Rock-pink, Large-flowered Rock-pink

JK Marlow    jkm070920_014b

September    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Stigma subcapitate; stamens (40)50-80(90); of granite & sandstone SC southward, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Phemeranthus mengesii, Menges' Fameflower, Large-flowered Fameflower, Menges' Rock-pink, Large-flowered Rock-pink

JK Marlow    jkm070920_020

September    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

image of Phemeranthus mengesii, Menges' Fameflower, Large-flowered Fameflower, Menges' Rock-pink, Large-flowered Rock-pink

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtmengesii_pc3

September?    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

image of Phemeranthus mengesii, Menges' Fameflower, Large-flowered Fameflower, Menges' Rock-pink, Large-flowered Rock-pink

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtmengesii_pc6

September?    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

image of Phemeranthus mengesii, Menges' Fameflower, Large-flowered Fameflower, Menges' Rock-pink, Large-flowered Rock-pink

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtmengesii_pc8

September?    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

image of Phemeranthus mengesii, Menges' Fameflower, Large-flowered Fameflower, Menges' Rock-pink, Large-flowered Rock-pink

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtmengesii_poec1

September?    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Stems more or less erect, usually branching. Leaves sessile; blade terete, per Flora of North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY Montiaceae

(?) INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY Portulacaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Phemeranthus mengesii

INCLUDED WITHIN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Talinum mengesii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Talinum mengesii

 

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Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

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

Habitat: In shallow soil over felsic rocks (granite) or sandstone (in GA and AL), or Altamaha Grit (GA), where periodically wet by seepage; rare (locally common in GA), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 deciduous sepals
5 petals
(40) 50-80 (90) stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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