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Callirhoe bushii (Bush's poppy mallow)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Callirhoe bushii

Callirhoe bushii Fernald

Bush's Poppy Mallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Synonym(s): Callirhoe involucrata var. bushii, Callirhoe papaver var. bushii

USDA Symbol: CABU8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall, stems weakly erect to rambling.
Flower: Petals 5

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Petals magenta.


USA: AR , KS , MO , OK

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-19
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