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PlantFiles: Macoun's Poppy
Papaver macounii

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Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: macounii (ma-KOWN-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Herbs
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Grasmussen On Jul 14, 2007, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

Macoun's Poppy, Papaver macounii, has the tallest flower stem of the wild Alaskan poppies. It is the only wild Alaskan poppy found growing in moist alpine or tundra meadows. (Other wild Alaskan poppies are found on well drained, sandy, gravely, rocky, or scree soils.) Small basal leaves support a large, long steamed, lemon yellow flower, which seems totally out of proportion to the rest of the plant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Nome, Alaska



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