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|Phemeranthus aurantiacus (Engelm.) Kiger|
Flame flower, Orange fameflower, Talinum
Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)
USDA Symbol: PHAU13
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Orange flameflower is a 4 in., succulent perennial bearing showy, yellow-orange or copper-colored flowers after summer rains. Flowers occur singly in leaf axils; opening in the morning and withering by late afternoon. Leaves are linear and fleshy. Rather stout, erect stems with evenly distributed, narrow, succulent leaves and 1 orange or reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil.
Native Americans once cooked the fleshy roots. A very similar species found in the same region is Narrow-leaved Fameflower (T. angustissimum); its petals are paler, generally yellow-orange, and its leaves are less than 1/16" (2 mm) wide.
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Nicely composed photo of this beautiful flower.
I like the border and your nice note.
When I first saw it I thought it looked a bit washed out though.
I did a workshop to see how it would look if brighter.
It really flames now!