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Plant Details

Phemeranthus piedmontanus

Piedmont Fameflower

Scientific Name:

Phemeranthus piedmontanus

Common Name:

Piedmont Fameflower

Plant Family

Montiaceae (Montia Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Size in Feet:

.4

Light:

Sun

Soil Moisture:

Xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

August

Bloom Area:

Piedmont

State Rank:

S1 - 1-5 Extant Populations - Critically imperiled in NC because of extreme rarity or because of some factor(s) making it especially vulnerable to extirpation (local extinction) from NC (*)

State Status:

E - Endangered (*)

Notes:

Weakley's Flora May 2011 says "Phemeranthus species 1. Pd (NC, VA): in periodic seepage on mafic or ultramafic rocks; rare. (June?) July-September. This taxon was discovered at a diabase glade in Granville County, NC and ultramafic barrens in Franklin County, VA, floristically rich in other species of disjunct and relict distribution. [< Talinum mengesii – K; < Phemeranthus mengesii – FNA, Z]"

The USDA has not posted information on this plant yet.

For further information: http://www.brit.org/sites/default/files/1-7_Ware_Phemeranthus_JBRIT5(1)1-7_1.pdf

Plant

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Bloom

August 2012

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Bloom side view

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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