Phemeranthus mengesii

ClassificationDicots
FamilyMontiaceae
Family (Traditional)Portulacaceae
GenusPhemeranthus
Species:Phemeranthus mengesii (W. Wolf) Kiger
Common NameMenges Fameflower
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Natural Area Presence: LRC; Natural Area Presence: ObedWSR; Natural Area Presence: TRG; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Arrangement: subopposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: succulent; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Purple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 10
StatusNative
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Marion (TN), Morgan (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0091417 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Phemeranthus mengesii
TENN-V-0091419 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Phemeranthus mengesii
TENN-V-0091421 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Phemeranthus mengesii
TENN-V-0091420 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Phemeranthus mengesii
TENN-V-0091422 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Phemeranthus mengesii
TENN-V-0091418 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Phemeranthus mengesii
TENN-V-0091416 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Phemeranthus mengesii
APSC0076142 Morgan Tennessee
APSC
Phemeranthus mengesii
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Plant Photos

Phemeranthus mengesii - Ashley B. Morris
Phemeranthus mengesii - Ashley B. Morris
Phemeranthus mengesii - Dwayne Estes
Phemeranthus mengesii - Dwayne Estes
Phemeranthus mengesii - Dwayne Estes
Phemeranthus mengesii - Dwayne Estes
Phemeranthus mengesii - Milo Pyne
Phemeranthus mengesii - Milo Pyne
Phemeranthus mengesii - Milo Pyne
Phemeranthus mengesii - Milo Pyne