Eschscholzia lobbii

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Eschscholzia lobbii
Eschscholzia lobbii, Frying Pans.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Papaveraceae
Genus: Eschscholzia
Species: E. lobbii
Binomial name
Eschscholzia lobbii

Eschscholzia lobbii is a species of poppy known by the common name frying pans.[1][2] It is endemic to California, where it grows in the Central Valley and adjacent Sierra Nevada foothills. The frying pans is a small annual herb growing from a patch of segmented leaves with pointed leaflets. It produces erect stalks up to 15 centimeters in height each bearing a single poppy flower. The petals are about a centimeter long and bright yellow to somewhat orange. The fruit is a capsule 3 to 7 centimeters long containing tiny brown seeds.[3]

The plant is named after William Lobb (1809–1864), the English plant collector.


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