Callirhoe involucrata (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray
Family: Malvaceae
purple poppy mallow
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Etymology: Callirhoe: from Greek mythology; Greek calos, "beautiful"
Plants: erect, perennial, up to 40" tall, roughly hairy forb; roots thicker near the middle and tapering toward the ends
Leaves: rounded with 5-7 deep lobes
Flowers: red to purple with a white center, 5-parted, 1 1/2"-2 1/2" wide, petals square at the tips; solitary on a 1"-4" stalk from the leaf axils; blooms May-Oct.
Habitat: sun; dry; prairies
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Callirhoe involucrata image
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Callirhoe involucrata image
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