Biological Name:

Callirhoe involucrata (Winecup)

Natural Habitat:

Winecup is a type of flowering plant that grows in open, sunny areas, such as fields, meadows, and roadsides. It is commonly found in North America, particularly in the western part of the continent.


Winecup is a herbaceous annual plant that is native to North America. It has showy purple or white flowers and opposite oval-shaped leaves. It is often found in dry open areas and is used in traditional medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Are Winecups invasive?
A: Noteworthy CharacteristicsWine-cups can spread 5 feet or more within two years but doesn’t become invasive. A mature plant will spread 5 feet or more, studded with up-facing glowing purple flowers. CarePlant in full sun and sandy, well-drained soil.

Q: Which anemone is invasive?
A: Japanese anemones can become invasive as times.

Q: Is White Sweetclover invasive?
A: White and yellow sweetclovers are invasive species. Yellow and white sweetclover grow abundantly on disturbed lands, roadsides and abandoned fields. The plants degrade native grasslands by shading out sun-loving plants, reducing diversity.

Q: Are Winecup flowers edible?
A: Winecup (Edible and Useful Plants in Fort Bend County) · iNaturalist.

Q: Which flower human can eat?
A: They are the Hibiscus, Rose (heirloom variety such as Edward), Moringa flowers (drumstick), Roselle (gongura) and Basil flowers. It is perfect to prepare tea, soups, powders .

Q: What blue flowers can you eat?
A: Borage is an herb that produces small, blue, star-shaped flowers. Used in both traditional medicine and culinary practices, it makes for a beautiful garnish for salads or cocktails and can also be cooked into soups and sauces.

Q: Can you eat Lilium flowers?
A: I like to fry them up over high heat for a minute or two with butter, salt, pepper and slivered almonds. Freshly opened, the flowers are comparable in taste to sweet iceberg lettuce. Add them to salads, use them as garnishes or simply snack on them in the garden, but be sure to discard the pollen-dusted stamens first.

About the author

Samuel is a gardening professional and enthusiast who has spent over 20 years advising homeowners and farm owners on weed identification, prevention and removal. He has an undergraduate degree in plant and soil science from Michigan State University.