Eschscholzia caespitosa

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Eschscholzia caespitosa
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Eschscholzia
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 centimetres (11 56 in) in height.

The poppy flower has orange to yellow petals each 1 to 2 12 centimetres (13 to 1 in) long. The fruit is a cylindrical capsule 4 to 8 centimetres (1 12 to 3 16 in) long containing tiny dark netted seeds.

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