Calflora
Taxon  Report   3512 
Eschscholzia californica  Cham.
California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
© 2018 Tim Lewis
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Eschscholzia californica
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: PAPAVERACEAE  
Genus: Eschscholzia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Prairie
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

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
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ESCA2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 15, 2018).

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