Phemeranthus calcaricus

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Phemeranthus calcaricus
Phemeranthus calcaricus.jpg
Conservation status

Vulnerable (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Montiaceae
Genus: Phemeranthus
Species: P. calcaricus
Binomial name
Phemeranthus calcaricus
S. Ware

Talinum calcaricum

Phemeranthus calcaricus, the limestone fameflower, is a species of flowering plant in the family Montiaceae. It is native to limestone glades of the Interior Low Plateaus of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama, and in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.[1] The majority populations are found in the Nashville Basin of Tennessee, where it is found in small numbers on exposed limestone in high quality glades.

Phemeranthus calcaricus is a small, succulent perennial that is found in small numbers throughout its range.


  1. ^ Phemeranthus calcaricus in Flora of North America