Taxon  Report   3512    
Eschscholzia californica  Cham.
California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
© 2018 Tim Lewis
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Eschscholzia californica
© 2008 Ram Vasudev
Eschscholzia californica
© 2006 Steve Matson
Eschscholzia californica, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Eschscholzia californica
© 2002 Tony Morosco
Genus: Eschscholzia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Eschscholzia californica var. peninsularis
ICPN: Eschscholzia shastensis
More information about  Eschscholzia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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