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Callirhoe digitata (Finger poppy-mallow)
Kline, Kimberly

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata Nutt.

Finger poppy-mallow, Poppy mallow, Standing winecup, Wine cup, Winecup

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

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USDA Symbol: cadi2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The wine cup is a perennial growing 820 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, 12 inches across. The stamens and pistil form a conelike structure in the center of the flower

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Notes: 820 inches tall, depending on moisture and soil.
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution

USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0757 Collected Apr 16, 1994 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0001 Collected April 23, 1990 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry

Bibliography

Bibref 281 - Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999) Diggs, G. M.; B. L. Lipscomb; B. O'Kennon; W. F...
Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2008-04-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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