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Callirhoe digitata (Finger poppy-mallow)
Kline, Kimberly

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata Nutt.

Finger Poppy-mallow, Poppy Mallow, Standing Winecup, Wine Cup, Winecup

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)


USDA Symbol: cadi2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The wine cup is a perennial growing 8-20 inches tall, depending on moisture and soil, with gray-green stems. Leaves are alternate, basal leaves having stems about as long as the leaf; leaves are coarsely lobed or scalloped to deeply 5-lobed. There are few leaves on the upper part of the stem. Flowers have 5 petals, cup-shaped at first and opening out nearly flat as the flower matures. They are violet to red-violet, sometimes white, 1-2 inches across. The stamens and pistil form a conelike structure in the center of the flower


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Notes: 820 inches tall, depending on moisture and soil.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AR , IL , IN , KS , LA , MO , OK
Native Distribution: S.w. MO & s.e. KS, s. to LA & c. TX
Native Habitat: Dry prairies; grassy slopes; open woods

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0001 Collected April 23, 1990 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
NPSOT 0757 Collected Apr 16, 1994 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium


Bibref 281 - Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999) Diggs, G. M.; B. L. Lipscomb; B. O'Kennon; W. F...
Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1989 VOL. 6, NO.2 - Wildflower Network Operates in Louisiana, Wildflower Handbook Published, Researc...
Wildflower Newsletter 1996 VOL. 13, NO.2 - Annual Wildflower Days Festival, Wildflower Center Hotline, The Visitor Experien...

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2008-04-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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