Calflora
Taxon  Report   11905    
Papaver heterophyllum  (Benth.) Greene
Wind poppy
Papaver heterophyllum
© 2016 Ron Vanderhoff
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Papaver heterophyllum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Papaver heterophyllum
© 2014 Ruth Ann Pearsons
Papaver heterophyllum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Papaver heterophyllum
© 2017 Gary McDonald
Family: PAPAVERACEAE  
Genus: Papaver
Communities: Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Stylomecon heterophylla
More information about  Papaver heterophyllum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).