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Arctomecon merriamii Coville
Desert bear-poppy, Great desert-poppy, Great bearclaw-poppy
USDA Symbol: ARME2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May
, NV Native Distribution:
Southeastern California and southern Nevada. Native Habitat:
Loose rocky slopes and deserts.
Record Last Modified: 2014-04-03
Research By: TWC Staff