Winecups, also known as Purple Poppy Mallow Flower  (Callirhoe involucrata), is a low-growing herb, native to central North America, was once widely used by the Dakota people to ease bronchial congestion. The edible leaves are used to thicken soups and stews, similar to sassafras leaves. The bright fuchsia flowers lend a pop of color to any dish. The roots are also edible and said to taste like sweet potatoes, and may be available upon special request.

Poppy mallow is not a poppy, but it is a mallow, belonging to the hibiscus family - or Malvaceae - which is represented across the world with great diversity.

It naturally grows in dry prairies, but tolerates moist soil. The flowers are very attractive and fragrant but only 2-21/2 inches in diameter. Purple poppy mallow blooms in early summer through to early fall.


*Price is for approximately .25 pound of flowers and leaves together. May be able to offer larger quantities, please inquire availability specifics before purchasing.These have been grown in my (uncertified) organic and veganic garden, so as not to disturb wild outcroppings or insect habitats. Please combine with other items for shipment, minimum $55 order.

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Mad for Mushrooms is dedicated to the proliferation and learning of wild foods and natural ecosystems. Predominantly foraged, I focus on offering unusual, and wildly delicious foodstuffs for regional chefs and restaurants. Collaboration is essential to the work, outside of foraging and sharing knowledge, I am interested in product development, and alternative applications of biomimetics. As a vendor with Foraged Market, I hope to reach a wider audience, exciting more minds and mouths with nutritionally dense wild food products. The majority of items will be sourced in the forests and hillsides of the Ohio River Valley. However, when indicated, certain items have been successfully wild-grown in my organic, vegan, urban garden to offer a greater variety.

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