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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 5-10 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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: 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.
Research LiteratureReslit 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 resourcesUSDA: Find Callirhoe papaver in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Callirhoe papaver in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Callirhoe papaver
MetadataRecord Modified: 2020-08-03
Research By: TWC Staff