Eschscholzia caespitosa

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Eschscholzia caespitosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Eschscholzia
Species: E. caespitosa
Binomial name
Eschscholzia caespitosa

Eschscholzia caespitosa is a species of poppy known by the common names foothill poppy, tufted poppy and collarless California poppy.

It is native to western North America from Oregon, across California, to Baja California where it is a member of the chaparral plant community.


Eschscholzia caespitosa is an annual herb which is quite similar in appearance to its relative, the California poppy. It produces patches of foliage made up of several leaflets per leaf and thin, erect stems up to 30 centimeters in height.

The poppy flower has orange to yellow petals each one to two and a half centimeters long. The fruit is a cylindrical capsule 4 to 8 centimeters long containing tiny dark netted seeds.

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