Callirhoe involucrata

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Scientific Name Callirhoe involucrata USDA PLANTS Symbol
CAIN2
Common Name Winecup, Purple Poppymallow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
21785
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Sandy or gravelly soils in grasslands and open areas in woods, scrubland and thickets.
Plant: Decumbent, sprawling perennial 6 to 12 inches tall; trailing stems to 18 inches long.
<Leaves: Alternate, stalked, somewhat round in outline with 5 to 7 deep, palmate, inversely lance-shaped lobes which are further lobed or deeply toothed.
Inflorescence: Cup-shaped flowers with 5 overlapping petals, 1 inch long, reddish-purple with white spot at base; 5 bracts underneath and an involucel (3 bractlets) below.
Bloom Period: February to June.
References: Descr. adapted from "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
Texas Status
Native

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