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Platystemon californicus

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Species Name: Platystemon californicus
Common Name: California Cream Cups

Gray-green foliage with 1" flowers of creamy-yellow in Spring found throughout California. Naturalizes well dry garden

Plant Family: Papaveraceae
Plant Type: Annual/Perennial
Height by Width: 10 in. H x 12' W
Growth Habit: clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Stress-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional
Cold Hardy to: Frost-tender
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Cream-yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: California Floristic Province, w Desert
Natural Habitat: Open grasslands, sandy soils, burns below 3000'


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