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Phemeranthus piedmontanus [Split from Phemeranthus mengesii, Talinum mengesii]

Piedmont Rock-pink, Piedmont Fameflower

Scientific Name:

Phemeranthus piedmontanus [Split from Phemeranthus mengesii, Talinum mengesii]

Genus:

Phemeranthus

Species Epithet:

piedmontanus

Common Name:

Piedmont Rock-pink, Piedmont Fameflower

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Montiaceae (Montia Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Piedmont

Habitat Description:

“In periodic seepage on mafic or ultramafic rocks….This taxon was discovered at a diabase glade in Granville County, NC and ultramafic barrens in Franklin County, VA.” (Weakley 2015). Rare in NC Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G1 - Critically imperiled (*Key)

State Status:

SR-L: Significantly Rare: Limited (*Key)

Federal Status:

FSC - Federal Special Concern (*Key)

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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