Arctomecon humilis


Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 7: 67. 1892

Common names: Dwarf bearclaw-poppy
Conservation concernEndemicSelected by author to be illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
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Illustrator: John Myers
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. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering late spring; fruiting mid summer.
Habitat: Barren, heavily gypsiferous shales, creosote bush zone
Elevation: 700-1100 m


Of conservation concern.

Extant populations of Arctomecon humilis are known only from the area within 20 km of St. George in extreme southwestern Utah.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Arctomecon humilis"
AuthorSusan E. Meyer +
AuthorityCoville +
Common nameDwarf bearclaw-poppy +
DistributionUtah. +
Elevation700-1100 m +
HabitatBarren, heavily gypsiferous shales, creosote bush zone +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering late spring + and fruiting mid summer. +
Publication titleProc. Biol. Soc. Wash. +
Publication year1892 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V3/V3 383.xml +
Special statusConservation concern +, Endemic + and Selected by author to be illustrated +
Taxon familyPapaveraceae +
Taxon nameArctomecon humilis +
Taxon parentArctomecon +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 3 +