Taxon  Report   3512 
Eschscholzia californica  Cham.
California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
© 2001 George W. Hartwell
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Eschscholzia californica
© 2002 Tony Morosco
Eschscholzia californica
© 2008 Ram Vasudev
Eschscholzia californica, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Eschscholzia californica
© 2006 Steve Matson
Genus: Eschscholzia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Eschscholzia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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