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Arctomecon merriamii Coville
DESERT BEARPOPPY
Great bearclaw poppy

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Andrenidae  Andrena quadrilimbata @ BBSL (3)

Perdita mohavensis @ BBSL (52); BBSL__LMNRA (2)

Perdita robustula @ BBSL (6); BBSL__DVNM (2)
Apidae  Anthophora linsleyi @ BBSL (1)

Anthophora neglecta @ BBSL (1)

Eucera mohavensis @ BBSL (1)

Eucera primaveris @ BBSL (1)

Eucera quadricincta @ BBSL (2)
Halictidae  Agapostemon angelicus @ BBSL (1)

Augochlorella pomoniella @ BBSL (1)

Dufourea australis @ BBSL__DVNM (2); BBSL (5)

Dufourea vernalis @ BBSL (8); BBSL__DVNM (2)

Halictus tripartitus @ BBSL__DVNM (2)

Lasioglossum abundipunctum @ BBSL (1)

Lasioglossum sisymbrii @ BBSL (7)
Melittidae  Hesperapis laticeps @ BBSL (1)

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Arctomecon merriamii Coville
desert bearpoppy

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General Information
Symbol: ARME2
Group: Dicot
Family: Papaveraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Death Valley National Park. April 9, 2004. Usage Requirements .

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Death Valley National Park. April 9, 2004. Usage Requirements .

Margaret Williams. ©Nevada Native Plant Society. Provided by Nevada Native Plant Society . United States, NV, Clark Co. Usage Requirements .

Margaret Williams. ©Nevada Native Plant Society. Provided by Nevada Native Plant Society . United States, NV, Clark Co. Usage Requirements .

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Magnoliidae
Order Papaverales
Family Papaveraceae – Poppy family
Genus Arctomecon Torr. & Frém. – bearpoppy
Species Arctomecon merriamii Coville – desert bearpoppy

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2. Arctomecon merriamii Coville, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 7: 66. 1892.

Great bearclaw-poppy

Plants scapose, to 4 dm. Leaves 4-12 cm; blade nearly unlobed to shallowly 3-7-lobed distally, to 3.5 cm wide distally, copiously long-pilose. Inflorescences 1(-6)-flowered, simple, glabrous; buds long-pilose. Flowers: sepals copiously long-pilose; petals caducous, 6, white, 2.5-4 cm; filaments dilated distally; style 1-1.5 mm. Capsules persistent, oblanceoloid, 2.5-4 cm, dehiscing not more than 1/4 length. 2 n = 24.

Flowering mid spring; fruiting early summer. Barren, calcareous, scree slopes and weakly gypsiferous shales interbedded with marine limestones, creosote bush and blackbrush zones; of conservation concern; 600-1700 m; Calif., Nev.

Arctomecon merriamii is found in small populations at scattered stations from Death Valley in southeastern California to the Meadow Valley Wash of southeastern Nevada.

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Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Desert Bearpoppy
ID: 8120 3181 4573 0103 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Desert Poppy
ID: 0000 0000 0602 0288 [detail]
© 1998 Christopher L. Christie

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Merriam Bearpaw Poppy
ID: 9092 3191 3548 0007 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 1999 California Academy of Sciences

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Merriam Bearpaw Poppy
ID: 0024 3291 1998 0072 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2000 California Academy of Sciences

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Desert Poppy
ID: 0000 0000 0602 0286 [detail]
© 1998 Christopher L. Christie

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Desert Bearpoppy
ID: 7271 3192 3248 0095 [detail]
© 1998 John Game

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Desert Bearpoppy
ID: 7271 3192 3248 0094 [detail]
© 1998 John Game

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Desert Poppy
ID: 8253 3202 3491 0091 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1999 California Academy of Sciences

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Desert Bearpoppy
ID: 8120 3181 4573 0102 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Desert Poppy
ID: 0000 0000 0502 0715 [detail]
© Roxanne Bittman and CNPS

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
White Bear Poppy
ID: 0000 0000 0506 0151 [detail]
© 2006 Arik A. Skromme

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Desert Bearpoppy
ID: 0000 0000 0606 1639 [detail]
© 2006 Gary A. Monroe

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Desert Bearpoppy
ID: 0000 0000 0606 1640 [detail]
© 2006 Gary A. Monroe

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Desert Bearpoppy
ID: 0000 0000 0606 1641 [detail]
© 2006 Gary A. Monroe

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Death Valley Bear Poppy
ID: 1342 3162 2710 0050 [detail]
J. E.(Jed) and Bonnie McClellan
© 2007 California Academy of Sciences

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Merriam Bearpaw Poppy
ID: 1342 3162 2247 0091 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2007 California Academy of Sciences

Arctomecon merriamii
Arctomecon merriamii
Merriam Bearpaw Poppy
ID: 6666 6666 1109 0058 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2009 California Academy of Sciences

Arctomecon merriamii