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Eschscholzia californica  Cham.
California poppy
Eschscholzia californica is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Eschscholzia
Family: Papaveraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Toxicity: Do not eat any part of this plant.

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Coastal Prairie, Valley Grassland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSEschscholzia californica var. peninsularis
Information about  Eschscholzia californica from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ESCA2)

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[Wikipedia] Taxonomy: Eschscholzia californica was the first named species of the genus Eschscholzia, named by the German botanist Adelbert von Chamisso after the Baltic German botanist Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, his friend and colleague on Otto von Kotzebue?s scientific expedition to California and the greater Pacific circa 1810 aboard the Russian ship Rurik. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/21/2024).