Arctomecon merriamii Coville
Desert bear-poppy, Great desert-poppy, Great bearclaw-poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
USDA Symbol: ARME2
1 large white flower atop each of several stalks with hairy leaves, most near base.
Little Desert Poppy (A. humilis), found in southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona, has four white petals; it is generally less than 10 inches (25 cm) high. Yellow Desert Poppy (A. californica), found in southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona, has six yellow petals.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May
DistributionUSA: CA , NV
Native Distribution: Southeastern California and southern Nevada.
Native Habitat: Loose rocky slopes and deserts.
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-04-03
Research By: TWC Staff