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Pygmy Poppy, Canbya candida.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Canbya
Parry ex A.Gray

Canbya aurea
Canbya candida

Canbya, also known as the "pygmy poppies", is a genus of the poppy family Papaveraceae consisting of two species found in the dry parts of western North America. Both types are small, no more than a few centimeters tall, with flowers less than 10 mm across.

The genus was named after well-known amateur botanist William Marriott Canby (1831-1904).


  • Christopher Grey-Wilson, Poppies (Portland: Timber Press, 2000) ISBN 0-88192-503-9 p. 229