Phemeranthus brevifolius (Torr.) Hershkovitz
Pygmy Flameflower, Pygmy Fameflower, Pygmy Talinum
Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)
Synonym(s): Talinum brevifolium
USDA Symbol: PHBR16
A low plant with crowded, narrow, succulent leaves and comparatively large, deep pink flowers in upper leaf axils.
The bright pink flowers seem to sit on the ground, often obscuring the short erect stems. This species is representative of several others, most more open and spindly but all with white to rose flowers. In one, Spiny Talinum (Phemeranthus spinescens), found in central Washington, the midribs persist as spines as the leaves wither and dry.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AZ , NM , UT
Native Distribution: Southern Utah and northern Arizona east to western Texas.
Native Habitat: On rocky slopes, especially limestone sites.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Phemeranthus brevifolius in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phemeranthus brevifolius in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phemeranthus brevifolius
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-07-07
Research By: TWC Staff