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Hunnemannia fumariifolia (Mexican tulip poppy)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Hunnemannia fumariifolia

Hunnemannia fumariifolia Sweet

Mexican Tulip Poppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (I), HI (I)

This species was long known from the Chihuahuan Desert in northern Mexico and into central Mexico. Its range was not believed to extend into the US. However, a population of Hunnemannia fumariifolia was recently discovered growing in one remote part of Big Bend National Park. Hunnemannia is a monotypic genus.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Margin: Pinnatifid
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Branched plant to about 18 inches in height.
Leaf: Leaves glabrous, 2- to 4-pinnatisect.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Flowering in the Trans-Pecos mostly in February and March.




Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Attracts: Butterflies

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-04-18
Research By: JAM

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