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Arctomecon merriamii

Arctomecon merriamii Coville

Desert bear-poppy, Great desert-poppy, Great bearclaw-poppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)

Synonym(s):

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.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: CA , NV
Native Distribution: Southeastern California and southern Nevada.
Native Habitat: Loose rocky slopes and deserts.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Arctomecon merriamii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arctomecon merriamii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arctomecon merriamii

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-04-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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