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Callirhoe papaver (Woodland poppymallow)
Cliffe, Harry

Callirhoe papaver

Callirhoe papaver (Cav.) A. Gray

Woodland poppymallow, Woodland Poppy-mallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)


USDA Symbol: CAPA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A sprawling, prostrate plant with stems 5-10 ft. long from a taproot. The large, poppy-like flowers, 2-3 in. across, are a deep-magenta and are solitary and scattered on long peduncles. The leaves are variable, usually divided into 3-5 linear to elliptic segments.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , TX
Native Distribution: N. Florida to e. Texas, north to Georgia and Arkansas.
Native Habitat: Pinelands; calcareous fields; roadsides.

Additional resources

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


Record Last Modified: 2013-10-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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