Tall Poppy-Mallow (Callirhoe leiocarpa)

C. pedata. (Torr.&Gray.)Gray. Malva pedata.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Tall Poppy-Mallow
Callirhoe leiocarpa

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Root – cooked[2, 22, 46, 61, 105]. Parsnip-shaped[161].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow outdoors or in a cold frame. Plants resent root disturbance so the seed is best sown in situ in April[138], though the slugs will have a field day if you do not protect the plants[K]. 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[138].
Prefers a light rich sandy loam and a sunny position[1]. This species is hardy to about -15¡c[200]. A polymorphic species[1]. Plants resent root disturbance and should be planted into their final positions as soon as possible[138]. Slugs are strongly attracted to this plant and can destroy even established plants by eating out all the young shoots in spring[K].
Southern N. America.

Become ungovernable, break the chains of the matrix; grow and forage your own food and medicine.

*None of the information on this website qualifies as professional medical advice. Take only what resonates with your heart and use your own personal responsibility for what’s best for you. For more information [brackets] [000], see bibliography.