|Author: ||Asa Gray,
Magenta / White
Poppy Mallow, Winecups, Buffalo Rose
involucrata, John Torrey & Asa Gray, 1838.
Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba, A.Gray
Callirhoe involucrata var. tenuissima, Baker
This member of the Malvaceae family was given this name by
Asa Gray in 1849. It is found
in mid- and southern North America, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The taproot can grow to twelve
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen or even 30 centimetres in
flowers are magenta with a rather large, white centre.
The genera name from Greek
mythology: Callirrhoe or Callirhoe, meaning 'beautiful Flow', who
was a naiad. She was the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. The species
name means 'enwrapped, provided with covering, rolled together'.