The light poppy mallow (Callirhoe alcaeoides) belongs to Malvaceae (the Mallow family). It is a perennial herb that is native to the central United States. This herb grows in prairies, grassy fields, waste ground or open woods and can reach 20-50 cm in height. The stem is erect, branching from the base. The basal leaves are generally triangular to ovate, incised palmately. The uper leaves are divided palmately into linear or triangular segments. The white to pale pink, 5-petaled flowers come in May to August. The petals have often notched tips.