Winecup Mallow, Purple Poppymallow, Purple Poppy Mallow Buffalo Rose, Finger Poppy, Purple Mallow, ETC.
Synonyms of Callirhoe involucrata (2) (Updated from Plants of the World Online on 10-5-21): Malva involucrata Torr. & A.Gray, Sesquicella involucrata (Torr. & A.Gray) Alef.
Callirhoe involucrata (Torr. & A.Gray) A.Gray is the correct and scooted scientific name for this species of flowering plant. It was named and described as such by Asa Gray in Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1849. It was previously named and described as Malva involucrata by John Torrey and Asa Gray in Flora of North America in 1838.
The genus, Callirhoe Nutt., was named and described by Thomas Nuttall in Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia in 1822.
As of 10-5-21 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online by Kew lists 9 species in the Callirhoe genus. It is a member of the plant family Malvaceae with 249 genera. Those numbers could change as updates are made on POWO.
The above distribution map for Callirhoe involucrata is from Plants of the World Online. Areas in green are where the species is native and purple where it has been introduced. The map on the USDA Plants Database for North America (above Mexico) includes a few more states.
The map on iNaturalist shows where members have made observations. Anyone can join and it is a great website to confirm and share your observations. The maps on iNaturalist are continually updated as members post new observations. Some maps online are somewhat out of date…
THERE ARE SEVERAL LINKS BELOW FOR FURTHER READING AND TO HELP WITH A BETTER POSITIVE ID.
I found a good-sized colony of Callirhoe involucrata growing along the road that runs along the south side of Farrington Park in Windsor on 7-22-21. I had not seen them anywhere else before.
I apologize for not writing descriptions when I wrote this page but I will as soon as I can. It is kind of a winter project (which sounds like a good excuse). There are several links below that have some very good descriptions.
I have enjoyed photographing and learning about the many wildflowers growing on the farm and other areas. My farm is in Windsor, Missouri in Pettis County (Henry County is across the street and Benton and Johnson aren’t far away). I have grown over 500 different plants and identified over 100 species of wildflowers (most have pages listed on the right side of the page). I am not an expert, botanist, or horticulturalist. I just like growing, photographing, and writing about my experience. I rely on several websites for ID and a few horticulturalists I contact if I cannot figure them out. Wildflowers can be somewhat variable from location to location, so sometimes it gets a bit confusing. If you see I have made an error, please let me know so I can correct what I have written.
I hope you found this page useful and be sure to check the links below for more information. They were written by experts and provide much more information. Some sites may not be up-to-date but they are always a work in progress. If you can, I would appreciate it if you would click on the “Like” below and leave a comment. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. You can also send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would enjoy hearing from you especially if you notice something is a bit whacky.
There are several sources online for this species.
FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
INTERNATIONAL PLANT NAMES INDEX (GENUS/SPECIES)
FLORA OF NORTH AMERICA (GENUS/SPECIES)
WORLD FLORA ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
USDA PLANTS DATABASE
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION
KANSAS WILDFLOWERS AND GRASSES
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
PFAF (PLANTS FOR A FUTURE)
LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER
MARYLAND BIODIVERSITY PROJECT
NOTE: The data (figures, maps, accepted names, etc.) may not match on these websites. It depends on when and how they make updates and when their sources make updates (and if they update their sources or even read what they say). Some websites have hundreds and even many thousands of species to keep up with. Accepted scientific names change periodically and it can be hard to keep with as well. Some of the links may use a name that is a synonym on other sites. In my opinion, Plants of the World Online by Kew is the most reliable and up-to-date plant database and they make updates on a regular basis. I make updates “at least” once a year and when I write new pages or add new photos but I do get behind. We are all a work in progress. 🙂