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White Bear-poppy (Arctomecon merriamii)

  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Papaveraceae
  • State: CA, NV
  • Nature Serve ID: 158319
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/15/2020

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Where is White Bear-poppy (Arctomecon merriamii) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

White Bear-poppy can be found in California, Nevada

Which CPC Partners conserve White Bear-poppy (Arctomecon merriamii)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 21 accessions of Arctomecon merriamii in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 199916 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 21 seed accessions of Arctomecon merriamii from 4 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 22 maternal plants

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Taxon Arctomecon merriamii
Authority Coville
Family Papaveraceae
CPC Number 206
ITIS 18901
Duration Perennial
Common Names
Associated Scientific Names Arctomecon merriamii
State Rank
State State Rank
California S3
Nevada S3
Ecological Relationships


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