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Callirhoe papaver (Woodland poppymallow)
Smith, R.W.

Callirhoe papaver

Callirhoe papaver (Cav.) A. Gray

Woodland Poppymallow, Woodland Poppy-mallow, Woodland Poppy Mallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)


USDA Symbol: CAPA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

A sprawling, prostrate plant with stems 4 ft. long from a taproot. The large, poppy-like flowers, 2-3 in. across, are a deep-magenta and are solitary and scattered on long peduncles. The leaves are variable, usually divided into 3-5 linear to elliptic segments.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Stems weakly erect, ascending or decumbent, up to about 4 feet long.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , TX
Native Distribution: N. Florida to e. Texas, north to Georgia and Arkansas.
Native Habitat: Pinelands; calcareous fields; roadsides.

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

Research Literature

Reslit 102 - Age of maturity and life span in herbaceous, polycarpic perennials (2000) M. H. Bender, J. M. Baskin and C. C. Baskin
Reslit 31 - Seed germination in the genus Callirhoe (Malvaceae) (1987) B. Amos and M. Rodriquez

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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