Poppy mallow

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Poppy mallow
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Prairie Poppy Mallow Callirhoe involucrata
Prairie Poppy Mallow Callirhoe involucrata
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Order: Malvales
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Family: Malvaceae
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Genus: Callirhoe
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Callirhoe alcaeoides

Callirhoe bushii
Callirhoe digitata
Callirhoe involucrata
Callirhoe leiocarpa
Callirhoe papaver
Callirhoe pedata
Callirhoe scabriuscula
Callirhoe triangulata


The poppy mallow (Callirhoe) is a genus of nine species in the mallow family (Malvaceae), native to the prairies and grasslands of North America. Of the nine species, some are annual and some perennial plants.

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. It grows to 30 cm high and spreads 60–70 cm wide. It is widely recommended to gardeners in the Western United States as a plant that is showy without being water-hungry.


  • Callirhoe alcaeoides ((Michx.) A.Gray), pale poppy mallow.
  • Callirhoe involucrata ((Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray), purple poppy mallow.
  • Callirhoe triangulata ((Leavenw.) A.Gray), clustered poppy mallow.

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