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Phemeranthus parviflorus (Sunbright)
Stone, Robert L.

Phemeranthus parviflorus

Phemeranthus parviflorus (Nutt.) Kiger

Sunbright, Dwarf Flameflower, Prairie Flameflower

Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)

Synonym(s): Talinum appalachianum, Talinum parviflorum

USDA Symbol: PHPA29

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CO , IA , IL , KS , LA , MN , MO , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , UT , WY
Native Habitat: Bare sandy or sandy clay soils; distributed throughout most of Texas; found from Arkansas, Texas and Arizona, north to Minnesota.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun


Warning: Chewing raw roots or leaves can cause irritation of the mouth and throat. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a personís age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season, the plantís different parts, and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances, such as herbicides, pesticides, and pollutants from the water, air, and soil.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Phemeranthus parviflorus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phemeranthus parviflorus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phemeranthus parviflorus


Record Modified: 2009-06-04
Research By: ADA, NPIS

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