Herbaceous plant of the parsley family

Petrosilium, from Latin
by Family
The plants accessed from this page are generally typical inhabitants of open areas, abandoned farmland, roadsides, railway right-of-ways and old fields. Many of the late summer plants belong to the Aster family. If you look closely at the plants in an old field, you may be surprised at the large variety of plants that can be found. This page is the gateway to many of these species of herbaceous plants; the plants are organized by family, and within some families, by colour. Over time, old fields gradually are colonized by various fast-growing species of trees, including birches, beeches, sumacs and pines. To look at some of these colonizing species, go back to the "Plants of Southern Ontario: Fields and Forests" page.

Info on Talinum

2003-07-03 13:22:27 by pro

Information I gleaned from the USDA plant database: plants.usda.gov/index.html Enter Scientific Name as Talinum
Talinum Adans. - gives you all varieties and maps of where they are present - click on a map to get information for that variety
- Talinum calycinum or parviflorum - most common varieties present in the central states from Texas to Minnesota/Nebraska.
- all varieties native to U.S.
Some common names:
Jewels of Opar (not common but a cool name, no?)
- Herbaceous Perennial, Shrub or Subshrub
- Native to the United States
- Talinum calycinum had a botanical illustration which showed a rhizhome (like an iris)
- Purslane family like Lewisia and Portulaca
- I doubt it is invasive. As a...

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