Hunnemannia fumariifolia Sweet
Mexican Tulip Poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
USDA Symbol: HUFU
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 CharacteristicsDuration: 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 InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Flowering in the Trans-Pecos mostly in February and March.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hunnemannia fumariifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hunnemannia fumariifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hunnemannia fumariifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2019-04-18
Research By: JAM