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Photo by Dana Visalli, Biology.burke.washington.edu.


A wild plant by C. D. Carr, Biology.burke.washington.edu.


Drawing by Barbara Alongi, Floranorthamerica.org.

Author: 

John Torrey, 1874

Family:  TALINACEAE
Origin: 

South-western Canada, Oregon, Washington; USA

Soil: 

Sandy - Grit

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Medium - Maximum

Thickness: 

8 Centimetres

Height: 

30 Centimetres

Flower: 

Red-Purple - Magenta - Pink - Rose

Propagate: 

Seeds/Leaves?

Names: 

Spiny Talinum, Spiny Fameflower, Spinescent Fameflower

Synonyms: 

Claytonia spinescens, Kuntze
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, Biology.burke.washington.edu.


The leaves by Paul Slichter, Halleyhosting.com.