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Poppy mallow

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Poppy mallow
Prairie poppy mallow Larger version
Scientific classification
Genus: Callirhoe
Callirhoe alcaeoides
Callirhoe bushii
Callirhoe digitata
Callirhoe involucrata
Callirhoe leiocarpa
Callirhoe papaver
Callirhoe pedata
Callirhoe scabriuscula
Callirhoe triangulata

The poppy mallow is any species of the genus Callirhoe in the mallow family (Malvaceae), native to the prairies and grasslands of North America. Of the 9 species, some are annuals[?] and some perennials[?].

Poppy mallow leaves are alternate and palmately lobed. The flowers are cup-shaped and brightly colored.

The plants prefer a hot and dry situation, and a well-drained sandy soil.

The prairie poppy mallow Callirhoe involucrata is a low-growing perennial with a large taproot[?] and hairy stems, flower petals range from cerise[?] to reddish violet[?] with a white base. Grows to 30 cm high. It is widely recommended to gardeners in the Western United States[?] as a plant that is showy without being water-hungry.

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