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Family: BIXACEAE 

 Amoreuxia wrightii
 


Photo from: Bob Harms' Selected Plants of Purola.

  
Author:  Asa Gray 1853
Family:  Bixaceae
Habitat:  South US, Mexico
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Orange
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Yellowshow, Wright´s Yellowshow
Synonyms:  Amoreuxia potentilloides Pilg. 1936, Cochlospermum potentilloides (Pilg.) J.F. Macbr. 1940
Got it from:  Milwaukee, US
Year:  2006


The seeds
Don Martinson send me.


    Photo: Bob Harms .       

   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.


Photo by Don Martinson.