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       Oklahoma Wildflowers serves as an introduction to The Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers with a linked list to the site which which has general plant information and images useful for identification and educational purposes.
        Since space is limited here I will add photos and information about plants blooming during the current month. For more detailed information and images go to the linked address. Unless noted, all photos were taken in Oklahoma
        For detailed information on using the Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers scroll to the end of this page or click on a flower common name on the list.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Sunbright (Phemeranthus parviflorus)

       A native plant and found in the central United States from Texas to North Dakota the Sunbright or Prairer flameflower, reaching a height of 8 inches, produces delicate, beautiful 1/2 inch and smaller pink flowers atop a spindly stem in the late spring through the summer.
       The leaves of the Sunbright, located at the base of the plant, up to 2 inches long are thin and cylindrical.
       The Sunbright, a member of the Purslane (Portulacaceae) family, thrives and grows in seemingly barren, dry sandy soils in open or semi-shaded areas and opens in late afternoon or on cloudy days.
       The flowers of this plant look very similar to those in the Pink or Carnation (Caryophyllaceae) family but are disinguished from them by the calyx which has only two sepals.

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