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Purple Poppy Mallow
Callirhoe involucrata

Purple Poppy Mallow blooms in late spring and throughout the whole summer. It spreads slowly to create a dense ground cover. It needs full sun and thrives in drier soils.

USDA symbol: CAIN2

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height6 to 12 inches
Light ExposureSun, Part Sun
Soil MoistureDry
Bloom ColorPink
Purple Poppy Mallow (Purple Poppy Mallow<div><em class="small">Callirhoe involucrata</em></div>)
Photo credit: CC peganum from Small Dole, England (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceLow
General Resilience5
Salt ToleranceNone
Stress ToleranceDrought Tolerant

Pollinator Value: Medium

Bloom MonthsMarch to June

Project Planning

Project TypeErosion Control
Coefficient of Conservatism6
Herbivore SensitivityHigh
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationShallow


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EcoregionNorthern Glaciated Plains, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvincePrairie Parkland