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Callirhoe species [Malvaceae]

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Scientific Name Callirhoe involucrata var. involucrata USDA PLANTS Symbol CAINI4
Common Name Winecup, Purple Poppymallow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 527014
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) Flora of North America Ref. Click Here
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: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and Flora of North America.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Callirhoe involucrata variety lineariloba USDA PLANTS Symbol
CAINL
Common Name White Winecup, Poppymallow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
527015
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) Wildflower Center Ref.
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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 very deep, palmate, inversely lance-shaped lobes which are further lobed or deeply toothed.
Inflorescence: Cup-shaped flowers with 5 white or pinkish overlapping petals, 1 inch long; 5 bracts underneath and an involucel (3 bractlets) below.
Bloom Period: February to June.
References: Flora of North America, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
Notes: Variety lineariloba native to Williamson, Menard and Kimbel counties. The two mages below came from Lady Bird John Wildflower Center, Austin.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Callirhoe pedtata (Callirhoe digitata var. stipulata) USDA PLANTS Symbol
CAPE23
Common Name Palmleaf Poppymallow, Finger Poppymallow ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
565039
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Various soils in open areas in woods, prairies and roadsides.
Plant: Erect or reclining perennial 6 to 36 inches tall; smooth to slightly hair stems.
Leaves: Alternate, cordate or ovate in outline, crenate or palmately-divided into 3 to 5 lobes, each may be further divided; lobes linear to linear-lanceolate up to 4 inches long; on petioles 6 to 10 inches long with lanceolate stipules about 1/2 inch long at bases of petioles.
Inflorescence: Cup-shaped flowers on peduncles about 6 inches long; with 5 overlapping petals, 1/2 to 1 inch long, reddish purple without a white center; petals are fringed along their tops; 5 veined bracts underneath; no involucel.
Bloom Period: March to June.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, C. digitata in "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and Flora of North America.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native



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