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Photo from: Bob Harms' Selected Plants of Purola.

The seeds
Don Martinson send me.

    Photo: Bob Harms.     

Author: Asa Gray, 1853
Family:  BIXACEAE*
Origin:  South US, Mexico, Peru?
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Yellowshow, Wright´s Yellowshow
Synonyms:   Should be: Cochlospermum potentilloides, J.F. Macbr. 1940.
Cochlospermum wrightii, Byng & Christenh., 2018.
Amoreuxia potentilloides Pilg. 1936.

This member of the Bixaceae* family was described by Asa 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 yellow and red, and it can only be reproduced by seeds.

The genera name means 'looking like Rhexia'.  The species name after Charles Wright, 1811-1885.

*) 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.