'Bush's Poppy Mallow' (kal-lih-ROE-ee)Malvaceae
This is an attractive wildflower growing 2 to 3 feet tall. The bright magenta colored flowers are cup shaped. In the wild it grows commonly with Verbesina helianthoides, Campanula americana, Ampelopsis cordata, Campsis radicans, Cassia sp., Melilotus alba, Rudbeckia triloba, Polymnia canadensis, Smilax sp., and Clematis virginiana. Grow in full sun to light shade in average, well draining soils. Natively found on rocky soils in open woods and prairies in Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma where it is found growing in open rocky woodlands and edges of glades. It also grows in prairies, and railroad right-of-ways, where it is found mostly on calcareous soils. blooms from spring through late summer. This is offered is a mix of raw seed and normal seed.