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This member of the Bixaceae
family was described by A. Gray in 1853. It is found in the southern
part of the US and Mexico. It grows in peat with some water and lots of
sun. The swollen roots grow to three centimetres in diameter, the plant
up to 60 centimetres in height.The flowers are orange, and it can only be reproduced by seeds.
Former member of the
Cochlospermaceae family, now joined with the Bixaceae family. Now the
Bixaceae has moved from Violales order to the Malvales.