Photo by Dana Visalli,
A wild plant by C. D. Carr,
Drawing by Barbara Alongi,
John Torrey, 1874
South-western Canada, Oregon,
Sandy - Grit
Medium - Maximum
Red-Purple - Magenta - Pink -
Spiny Talinum, Spiny
Fameflower, Spinescent Fameflower
Might be: Phemeranthus spinescens, Hershk. 1997.
This member of the Talinacaea family
was given this name by John Torrey in 1874. It is found in south-western Canada
and Oregon and Washington in the USA. It is growing in a well drained sandy
or gritty soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are from pale roes over pink to magenta.
The genera name is
derived from the Senegalese name for a certain species in Senegal. The
species name means 'spiny'.
The flowers by C. D. Carr,
The leaves by Paul Slichter,