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  Callirhoe involucrata (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray image
Photographer: Jesse Bennett           

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Jesse Bennett

Jesse Bennett

Jesse Bennett
Family Malvaceae
Callirhoe involucrata (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray
purple poppy mallow
Callirhoe: from Greek mythology; Greek calos, "beautiful"
involucrata: with edges rolled inwards
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 40" tall, roughly hairy forb; roots thicker near the middle and tapering toward the ends
Flower: 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.
Leaf:rounded with 5-7 deep lobes
Habitat: sun; dry; prairies

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