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|Family: Papaveraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb; hairs generally +- 5--15 mm; taproot stout; sap colorless or yellow. Leaf: generally basal, obovate or wedge-shaped, long white-hairy; teeth rounded. Inflorescence: terminal, 1-flowered. Flower: bud nodding; sepals 2--3, long-hairy; petals 4 or 6, free, obovate, white [yellow], generally persistent after flower; stamens many, free; placentas 3--6, style 1, stigma lobes 3--6. Fruit: ovate to oblong, dehiscent from tip. Seed: few, oblong, wrinkled, black; aril present; fleshy appendage present.
Species In Genus: 3 species: southwestern United States. Etymology: (Greek: bear poppy, from long hairs)
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary L. Hannan & Curtis Clark
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Papaveraceae
Next taxon: Arctomecon merriamii
Citation for this treatment: Gary L. Hannan & Curtis Clark 2016. Arctomecon, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10821, accessed on July 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 27, 2016.