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