Arctomecon Merriamii

Abstract Floral

30″x15″ 2013
Acrylic on Canvas


Arctomecon merriamii is a rarer species of white poppy flowers known by several common names, including desert bearpoppy, white bearpoppy, and great bearclaw poppy. It is native to the desert regions of the Southwest US.

The urban expansion of the Las Vegas area unfortunately resulted in the elimination of entire sub species.