Calflora
Taxon  Report   6056    
Papaver californicum  A. Gray
Fire poppy,  Western poppy
Papaver californicum
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Papaver californicum
© 2018 John L. Thompson
Papaver californicum
© 2010 Margo Bors
Papaver californicum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Papaver californicum
© 2016 Matthew Fedder
Family: PAPAVERACEAE  
Genus: Papaver
Communities: Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Papaver lemmonii
More information about  Papaver californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PACA9)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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