Taxon  Report   6056    
Papaver californicum  A. Gray
Fire poppy,  Western poppy
Papaver californicum
© 2014 Ron Vanderhoff
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Papaver californicum
© 2016 Ron Vanderhoff
Papaver californicum
© 2018 John L. Thompson
Papaver californicum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Papaver californicum
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Papaver
Communities: Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland


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
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).