Herb: Tall Poppy-Mallow
Latin name: Callirhoe leiocarpa
Synonyms: Callirhoe pedata
Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Edible parts of Tall Poppy-Mallow:Root - cooked. Parsnip-shaped.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Prairies, plains, woods and mesquite groves.
Propagation of Tall Poppy-Mallow:Seed - sow outdoors or in a cold frame. Plants resent root disturbance so the seed is best sown in situ in April, though the slugs will have a field day if you do not protect the plants. If seed is in short supply then sow it in pots in a cold frame, putting a few seeds in each pot, and plant the pots out in early summer once the plants have put on at least 15cm of growth. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 6 months at 15°C.
Cultivation of the herb:Prairies, plains, woods and mesquite groves.
Medicinal use of Tall Poppy-Mallow:None known
Known hazards of Callirhoe leiocarpa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.