Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Roundleaf Fameflower
Talinum teretifolium
Family: Portulacaceae

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

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S1

Dry shallow soil that is seasonally wet by seepage, often between vegetation and open rock of flat sandstone glades.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early June to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This diminuitive and succulent plant occurs on sandstone openings. The terete (round in cross section) leaves are crowded together on a short stem and then the flowering scape rising from the end. It is different from similar species in that the styles are shorter than the stamens and it typically occurs on sandstone.

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental. Timber removal would be detrimental.

Global Range:
Southern Pennsylvania to Georgia, west to Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

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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