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Arctomecon humilis (Common bear-poppy)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Arctomecon humilis

Arctomecon humilis Coville

Common Bear-poppy, Little Desert-poppy, Little Desert Poppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)


USDA Symbol: arhu3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Arctomecon humilis, found in southwestern Utah, has four white petals and is generally less than 10 inches (25 cm) high.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May



U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1SZ
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (UT)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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