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White Bear Poppy
Arctomecon merriamii
  
About White Bear Poppy (Arctomecon merriamii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Arctomecon merriamii is a species of poppy known by several common names, including desert bearpoppy, white bearpoppy, and great bearclaw poppy. It is native to the Mojave Desert of California and Nevada. This is a taprooted perennial herb producing stout, waxy stems 20 to 50 centimeters tall. Hairy pale green leaves with rounded teeth are located around the base of the plant. The inflorescence at the tip of each stem is composed of one white poppy flower with six petals up to 4 centimeters long and green sepals covered in long, white hairs. The fruit is a capsule up to 3. 5 centimeters long containing many tiny seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
0.7 - 1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Green

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.8" - 19.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.71" - 4.59", Coldest Month: 32.3" - 55.6", Hottest Month: 56.8" - 84.7", Humidity: 3.80" - 41.30", Elevation: 1202" - 10277"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Desert Bearpoppy, Desert Poppy, Great Bearclaw Poppy, White Bearpoppy


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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