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Callirhoe digitata Nutt.
Finger poppy-mallow, Poppy mallow, Standing winecup, Wine cup, Winecup
USDA Symbol: CADI2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The wine cup is a perennial growing 8–20 inches tall, depending on moisture and soil, with gray-green stems. Leaves are alternate, basal leaves having stems about as long as the leaf; leaves are coarsely lobed or scalloped to deeply 5-lobed. There are few leaves on the upper part of the stem. Flowers have 5 petals, cup-shaped at first and opening out nearly flat as the flower matures. They are violet to red-violet, sometimes white, 1–2 inches across. The stamens and pistil form a conelike structure in the center of the flower
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Arrangement: Alternate Leaf Complexity: Simple Breeding System:
Flowers Bisexual Size Notes:
8–20 inches tall, depending on moisture and soil. Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
AR , IL , IN , KS , LA , MO , OK Native Distribution:
S.w. MO & s.e. KS, s. to LA & c. TX Native Habitat:
Dry prairies; grassy slopes; open woods USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.
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From the National Organizations Directory
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Fredericksburg Nature Center
- Fredericksburg, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0001
Collected April 23, 1990 in Bexar County by Judith C. BerryNPSOT 0757
Collected Apr 16, 1994 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
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Record Modified: 2008-04-20
Research By: TWC Staff