Papaver radicatum Rottb.
Rooted poppy, Alpine Poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
USDA Symbol: PARA11
A low, tufted, brownish-hairy plant bearing 1 bowl-shaped flower with 4 pale yellow or white petals atop each stalk.
Alpine Poppy was only recently named, after completion of a study of all poppies from northern Canada and high in the Rocky Mountains. The smaller Pygmy Poppy (P. pygmaeum), 1 1/4-2 1/2 inches (3-6.5 cm) tall, with pale salmon petals 1/2-inch (1.5 cm) long, grows at high elevations in southern Alberta and northwestern Montana.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AK , CO , ID , MT , NM , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Throughout much of Arctic North America and south in Rocky Mountains to northeastern Utah and northern New Mexico.
Native Habitat: Tundra and rocky, alpine slopes.
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-04-03
Research By: TWC Staff