Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3644

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in periodic seepage on mafic or ultramafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 deciduous sepals
5 petals
25-42 stamens
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 piedmontanus   FAMILY Montiaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phemeranthus mengesii   FAMILY Portulacaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Rock-pink


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image of Phemeranthus piedmontanus

Maggie Whitson    bas_p_piedmontanus1

August    Granville County    NC

Stigma subcapitate; stamens 25-42; of mafic and ultramafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora.