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Eschscholzia californica

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Eschscholzia californica
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Eschscholzia californica
Eschscholzia californica and Eschscholzia californica maritima
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Eschscholzia californica and Eschscholzia californica maritima
Eschscholzia californica
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Eschscholzia californica

Species Name: Eschscholzia californica
Common Name: California Poppy

California's state flower, the CA poppy, with its bright orange blossoms, is one of our most recognizable annual wildflowers. Best grown from seed sown in fall at the start of the rainy season. No special care is needed, as they will usually germinate even in the poorest of soils with nothing more than rainfall. If planting from seedlings, be careful with sensitive roots and water occasionally until established.

Plant Family: Papaveraceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 1-2' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Clumping, upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: N/A
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Orange
Endangered?:
Distribution: Throughout CA up to 6,500'
Natural Habitat: Grassy, open areas

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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.


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