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North Carolina plant - grows on rocks

Posted by Jade18 none (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 18, 13 at 17:57

Hi,

Does anyone know what this plant is? It grows on a patch of moss on rocks near water. The flowers are purple.
Sorry, can't get the pic turned upright!

Any guesses?

Thanks!


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RE: North Carolina plant - grows on rocks

Could be a Talinum, which now apparently has a new name. We found these (mostly pink ones) on rocky outcrops on rescues, and I have also bought some. They appear to bloom around 3:00 standard time, which makes them a unique addition to the native garden. I planted mine in concrete containers and lots of permatil. With so much rain this year, they have bloomed only a little, but in previous years they bloomed a great deal...always in the later afternoon. Fun to watch!

Here is a link that might be useful: Talinum info


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