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Papaver radicatum (Rooted poppy)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Papaver radicatum

Papaver radicatum Rottb.

Rooted poppy, Alpine Poppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PARA11

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: AK , CO , ID , MT , NM , UT , WY
Canada: AB
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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USDA: Find Papaver radicatum in USDA Plants
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Metadata

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

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