Eschscholtzia californica

California Poppy

Names and Myths

Eschscholtzia In honor of Johann Friedrich Eschscholtz 1793-1831

californica Californian

Natural history / Folklore

Introduced from California, widely planted in highway medians. Flowers open at sunlight, and close at night.26


A single ring of petals, and many stamens clustered in the center.

Species List Family Group
Previous Study Next