Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Limestone Fameflower
Talinum calcaricum
Family: Portulacaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G3
State Rank: S1

Limestone glades.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Mid June to mid September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This diminuitive plant has crowded succulent leaves that are terete (round) and long linear in shape. The flowers are born on a scape that extends above the leaves. These plants are found on open rocky/gravelly ground. The styles are longer than the stamens and this distinguishes it from the other species in the state.

Avoid changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions at the site. Changes could result from overstory removal, stream/wetland alteration or vegetation removal that would result in increased erosion.

Global Range:
Nashville Basin and calcareous lowlands of middle Tennessee and northern Alabama (Kral no date). Also occurs in Kentucky (Kartesz and Meacham 1999).

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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