Talinum paniculatum is a succulent subshrub in the Talinaceae family that is native to much of North and South America, and the Caribbean countries. It is commonly known as fameflower or Jewels-of-Opar (a name borrowed from the title of the novel Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar). This species, described in 1760 under the basionym of Portulaca paniculata, is a member of the purslane family. The leaves are edible and can be used as salad greens or cooked like spinach. The leaves and roots have medicinal properties. Talinum paniculatum is often grown as an ornamental plant. The panicles of flowers produce tiny, jewel-like fruits that resemble precious stones and are often places in floral arrangements. Zone 8+ perennial, can be grown as an annual in colder climates and does well in a container.
Java Ginseng, Caruru , Beldroegão, Pink Babys Breath, South American herb, Fame Flower, Waterleaf, Claytonia paniculata, Portulaca paniculata