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Tall Poppymallow

Callirhoe leiocarpa

Other common name(s):

Annual Winecup, Tall Poppymallow, Tall Poppy Mallow

Family:

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Plant Ecoregion Distribution Map

Central Great Plains, East Central Texas Plains, Edwards Plateau, Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes, Southern Texas Plains, Southwestern Tablelands, Texas Blackland Prairies
Limestone Plains, Red Prairie
Bastrop Lost Pines, Floodplains and Low Terraces2, Southern Post Oak Savanna
Balcones Canyonlands, Edwards Plateau Woodland, Llano Uplift, Semiarid Edwards Plateau
Northern Humid Gulf Coastal Prairies, Southern Subhumid Gulf Coastal Prairies
Northern Nueces Alluvial Plains, Rio Grande Floodplain and Terraces, Semiarid Edwards Bajada, Texas-Tamaulipan Thornscrub
Caprock Canyons Badlands Breaks, Flat Tablelands and Valleys
Floodplains and Low Terraces1, Northern Blackland Prairie, Southern Blackland Prairie

Plant Characteristics

Growth Form

Herbaceous

Height

1
to
4
ft.

Spread

1
to
2
ft.

Leaf Retention

Deciduous

Lifespan

Annual

Habitat and Care Requirements

Soil Type(s)

Sand, Loam, Clay

Light Requirement

Sun, Part Shade

Water Requirement

Low

Native Habitat

Grassland, Woodland

Bloom and Attraction

Bloom Color

Red, Pink, Purple

Bloom Season

Spring, Summer

Seasonal Interest

Nectar, Pollen

Wildlife Benefit

Nectar Insects, Bees

Maintenance

Drought tolerant. Easy to grow and will self-seed. Prune dead material when dormant. Watering may extend growing season longer into summer. Most impressive when planted in mass. Native to prairies, woodlands, roadsides. Propagation: Seed.

Comments

Blooms February-August. Stems weakly erect, can tend to flop over. Palmate shaped leaves. Flowers are cup-shaped and brightly colored red, pink, and purple. Attracts native bees, nectar insects.
Previous Scientific Name(s): Synonym(s): Callirhoe pedata

References

1) Griffith, Bryce, Omernick & Rodgers (2007). Ecoregions of Texas. 2) https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CALE2. 3) http://bonap.net/TDC/Image/Map?taxonType=Species&taxonId=14528&locationType=County&mapType=Normal. 4) Miller, George O., Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas 2nd Ed., 2013, pg 53. 5) https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=21786#null, 6) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callirhoe_(plant)
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