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Flaigg, Norman G.
Callirhoe alcaeoides (Michx.) Gray
Light poppy-mallow, Light poppymallow, Pink poppy-mallow, Plains poppy-mallow
USDA Symbol: caal
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
An upright or somewhat sprawling perennial to 18 in. with several unbranched or few-branched stems. Five-petaled flowers are pink or white, cupped, and have a short column of yellow stamens united at the base. Flowers are few, at tips of long stalks from leaf axils. Lower leaves are long-stalked, large and lobed; upper leaves are smaller and shorter-stalked.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
AL , AR , CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MO , NE , NM , OK , SD , TN , TX , WI Native Distribution:
AL & TN to OK & n. c. TX, n. to IL & s.c. NE Native Habitat:
Dry, sandy or clayey prairies USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Calcareous, clay soils
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Reason for small winecup flowers (Callirhoe sp.)
May 25, 2007
I purchased some winecup seeds from a wildflower seed company and planted them this past autumn. I live in the northcentral Texas area. This spring, several of the seeds sprouted but they had tiny lav...
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- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-07-11
Research By: TWC Staff