Callirhoe digitata Nutt.
Finger poppy-mallow, Poppy mallow, Standing winecup, Wine cup, Winecup
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
USDA Symbol: cadi2
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
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Notes: 8–20 inches tall, depending on moisture and soil.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: 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 ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0001 Collected April 23, 1990 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
NPSOT 0757 Collected Apr 16, 1994 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
BibliographyBibref 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Callirhoe digitata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Callirhoe digitata in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-04-20
Research By: TWC Staff