Callirhoe involucrata (Purple Poppy Mallow)
A sprawling perennial for dry or rocky prairie situations, Purple Poppy Mallow blooms all summer with deep magenta cup-like flowers. Its palmate foliage is deeply divided and hairy. This charming flower makes a good ground cover and is the larval host for a couple of butterflies. It may go dormant after blooming. Its roots have been used as an emergency food by Native Americans.
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