Arctomecon humilis Coville
Family: Papaveraceae
Dwarf bearclaw poppy,  more...
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Utah Native Plant Society UNPS  
Plants subscapose, to 2.5 dm. Leaves 1-8 cm; blade shallowly to deeply 3-5-lobed distally, to 1.6 cm wide distally, minutely hirsute, sparsely long-pilose. Inflorescences 2-7-flowered, branching, glabrous or nearly so; buds glabrous. Flowers: sepals glabrous; petals marcescent, 4, white, 1.2-2.5 cm; filaments somewhat dilated distally; style 1 mm. Capsules ovoid, 0.8-1.5 cm, dehiscing 1/3-1/2 length, deciduous soon after. 2 n = 24. Flowering late spring; fruiting mid summer. Barren, heavily gypsiferous shales, creosote bush zone; of conservation concern; 700-1100 m; Utah. Extant populations of Arctomecon humilis are known only from the area within 20 km of St. George in extreme southwestern Utah.

Arctomecon humilis image
Daniela Roth  
Arctomecon humilis image
Daniela Roth  
Arctomecon humilis image
Tony Frates  
Arctomecon humilis image
Walter Fertig  
Arctomecon humilis image
Daniela Roth  
Arctomecon humilis image
Tony Frates  
Arctomecon humilis image
Daniela Roth  
Arctomecon humilis image
Daniela Roth  
Arctomecon humilis image
Liz Makings  
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