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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Papaveraceae
Subfamilia: Papaveroideae
Tribus: Platystemoneae
Genus: Meconella
Species: M. californica – M. denticulata – M. oregana

Meconella Nutt., Fl. N. Amer. ( Torrey & A.Gray) 1: 64. 1838.

Type species: Meconella oregana Nutt.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Meconella in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Oct. 20. Reference page.

Meconella is a small genus of flowering plants in the poppy family. They are known generally as fairypoppies.

There are about 3 species:[1]

Image Name Distribution
Meconella californicaCalifornia fairypoppy around the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sierra foothills
Meconelladenticulata.jpg Meconella denticulata – smallflower fairypoppy from around the San Francisco Bay Area to the Peninsular Ranges
Meconella oregana – white fairypoppy Oregon, California, Washington and British Columbia.

A fourth species, Meconella linearis,[2] is sometimes treated as Platystigma linearis[3] or Hesperomecon linearis.[4]

The species are endemic from British Columbia, Canada south to California.

Flora of North America
Jepson Manual Treatment: M. linearis
USDA Plants Profile: P. linearis
Flora of North America: H. linearis

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