Papaveraceae
Eschscholzia californica

California Poppy

Tuft upright from single root. Plant hairless. Leaves mostly basal with petioles, much divided, segments linear, shiny green to bluish. Flowers usually solitary, atop long stalks; buds erect from base with wide round rim, pointed at tip; 4 petals, in shades of orange to yellow, 1–2 in. wide, many stamens. Grows in grassy or open areas from sea level to high elevations. State flower of California.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual, Perennial
  • Height: 6--16 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Siskiyous, East Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes