Arctomecon merriamii

Coville

Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 7: 66. 1892

Common names: Great bearclaw-poppy
EndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.
Plants scapose, to 4 dm. Leaves 4-12 cm; blade nearly unlobed to shallowly 3-7-lobed distally, to 3.5 cm wide distally, copiously long-pilose. Inflorescences 1(-6)-flowered, simple, glabrous; buds long-pilose. Flowers: sepals copiously long-pilose; petals caducous, 6, white, 2.5-4 cm; filaments dilated distally; style 1-1.5 mm. Capsules persistent, oblanceoloid, 2.5-4 cm, dehiscing not more than 1/4 length. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering mid spring; fruiting early summer.
Habitat: Barren, calcareous, scree slopes and weakly gypsiferous shales interbedded with marine limestones, creosote bush and blackbrush zones
Elevation: 600-1700 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Arctomecon merriamii is found in small populations at scattered stations from Death Valley in southeastern California to the Meadow Valley Wash of southeastern Nevada.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Arctomecon merriamii"
AuthorSusan E. Meyer +
AuthorityCoville +
Common nameGreat bearclaw-poppy +
DistributionCalif. + and Nev. +
Elevation600-1700 m +
HabitatBarren, calcareous, scree slopes and weakly gypsiferous shales interbedded with marine limestones, creosote bush and blackbrush zones +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering mid spring + and fruiting early summer. +
Publication titleProc. Biol. Soc. Wash. +
Publication year1892 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V3/V3 1069.xml +
Special statusEndemic + and Conservation concern +
Taxon familyPapaveraceae +
Taxon nameArctomecon merriamii +
Taxon parentArctomecon +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 3 +