Hesperomecon Greene
  • Pittonia 5: 146. 1903. (28 Aug 1903)
  • [Greek hesperos, evening or western, and mecon, poppy]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Hesperomecon Greene. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000017637. Accessed on: 22 Feb 2020'

General Information

Herbs annual, short-caulescent, subscapose, distinctly pubescent, from fibrous roots; sap clear. Stems leafy at and near base, erect, branching from base. Leaves opposite, sessile; blade broadly linear, unlobed. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, 1-flowered; bracts absent; bud nodding. Flowers: sepals 3, with overlapping, loosely connivent flaps; petals 6, occasionally more on robust specimens; stamens 12 or more, usually in several series; filaments dilated distally; pistil 3-carpellate; ovary 1-locular; stigmas 3. Capsules erect, 3-valved, dehiscing from apex. Seeds many, aril absent. x = 7.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    [Greek hesperos, evening or western, and mecon, poppy]

     Information From

    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    Papaveraceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).