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Phemeranthus aurantiacus

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A wild plant by Matt Buckingham,

The swollen root by Frankie Coburn,

Author: Robert William Kiger, 2001
Origin:  Southern U.S.A., Northern Mexico
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  Orange - Yellow - Red - Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Talinum aurantiacum, Engelm. 1850.
Claytonia aurantiaca,
Talinum angustissimum
, Wooton & Standl. 1913.
Talinum whitei,
I.M. Johnst. 1940.

This member of the Portulacaceae family was given this name by Robert William Kiger in 2001. It is found in southern U.S.A. and northern Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 or even 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are from yellow over orange to red and pink, although orange is most common.

The genera name from Greek ephemoros; 'living for a day' and anthos; 'flower'. The species name means 'orange- red'.

A wild plant by Frankie Coburn,