Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana

Mexican poppy

  • Height:   under 1 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   large, >2 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   orange
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Fire Resistant / Low Fuel:   TRUE
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   232,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Eschscholzia californica

Common Name:Desert california poppy

Eschscholzia californica, a dicot, is a annual, perennial herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:California
Plant Community(s):

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Kern, San Bernardino, Sierra

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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