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  Phemeranthus rugospermus (Holz.) Kiger image
Photographer: Lee Olson           

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Family Portulacaceae
Phemeranthus rugospermus (Holz.) Kiger
prairie fame-flower, rough-seeded fame-flower, sand fame-flower
Phemeranthus: possibly from Greek ephemeron, a “dayfly” and anthos, a “flower,” alluding to its short blooming time
rugospermus: from rugosus for wrinkled, shriveled; Greek sperma for seed
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-8" tall forb
Flower: pink, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, on a 4"-8" bare stalk; opening only a few hours in the full sun in late afternoon; inflorescence a branched, terminal cluster (cyme) much above the leaves; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:capsule with very wrinkled seeds
Leaf:many, crowded at the base of stem, linear and almost round in cross section, succulent
Habitat: cliffs, prairies, dunes; in sandy, thin soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Talinum rugospermum Holz.

         
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