Callirhoe alcaeoides (Michx.) A. Gray
Light Poppy-mallow, Light Poppymallow, Pink Poppy-mallow, Plains Poppy-mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Synonym(s): Sida alcaeoides
USDA Symbol: CAAL
An upright or somewhat sprawling perennial to 18 in. with several unbranched or few-branched stems. Five-petaled flowers are pink or white, cupped, and have a short column of yellow stamens united at the base. Flowers are few, at tips of long stalks from leaf axils. Lower leaves are long-stalked, large and lobed; upper leaves are smaller and shorter-stalked.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MO , NE , NM , OK , SD , TN , TX , WI
Native Distribution: AL & TN to OK & n. c. TX, n. to IL & s.c. NE
Native Habitat: Dry, sandy or clayey prairies
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Calcareous, clay soils
Conditions Comments: Not Available
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Mr. Smarty Plants says
Reason for small winecup flowers (Callirhoe sp.)
May 25, 2007
I purchased some winecup seeds from a wildflower seed company and planted them this past autumn. I live in the northcentral Texas area. This spring, several of the seeds sprouted but they had tiny lav...
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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:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Callirhoe alcaeoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Callirhoe alcaeoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Callirhoe alcaeoides
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-07-11
Research By: TWC Staff