Eschscholzia californica

California poppy

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual - perennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   medium, 1 - 2 in
  • Inflorescence Size:   1 - 5 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring - fall
  • Flower Color:   orange
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast, inland, desert, mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   popular California wildflower - seeds/reseeds well - good as ground cover - fire retardent propertie
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   234,000
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Eschscholzia californica

Common Name:California poppy

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

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, ContraCosta, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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