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Flaigg, Norman G.
Stylomecon heterophylla (Benth.) G. Taylor
USDA Symbol: STHE3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Wind-poppy is a delicate, 6-18 in. annual with 2 in. wide flowers borne on long stalks. The orange or red flowers have a maroon spot at the base of each broad, silky petal. The deeply cleft leaves are 1-6 in. long and occur more profusely near the base of the stem.
Wind-poppy rarely seeds in the wild expect after wildfires.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: Apr , May
CA Native Distribution:
CA Coast Ranges from Lake to San Joaquin Cos. & s. Sierra foothills Native Habitat:
Grassy & brushy slopes below 4000 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Wind poppy rarely seeds in the wild expect after wildfires.
PropagationDescription: Broadcast seeds in fall.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff