Taxon  Report   523 
Arctomecon merriamii  Cov.
Desert poppy,  White bear poppy
Arctomecon merriamii
© 2006 Arik A. Skromme
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Arctomecon merriamii
© 2006 Gary A. Monroe
Arctomecon merriamii
© 2010 James M. Andre
Arctomecon merriamii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and Nevada.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Arctomecon merriamii
© 2006 Gary A. Monroe
Genus: Arctomecon
Creosote Bush Scrub, Shadscale Scrub
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 26, 2016).

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