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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Eschscholzia caespitosa Benth.
Tufted poppy, Tufted-poppy
USDA Symbol: esca
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
An annual, usually with several 4-12 in. stems from a tuft of finely dissected, basal leaves. The solitary flowers have satiny-yellow petals.
The genus is named after Dr. J.F. Eschscholtz who lived from 1793 to 1831. He performed duties as a surgeon and naturalist with Russian expeditions to the Pacific coast from 1816 to 1964.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
CA , OR Native Distribution:
CA Central Valley to San Bernardino & Orange Cos. Native Habitat:
Grasslands, dry flats & brushy slopes below 3500 ft. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
From the ArchiveWildflower Newsletter 1988 VOL. 5, NO.3
- Wildflowers in Bloom, Education and Tours, Poppies Brighten Barren Places, Pamel...Wildflower Newsletter 1989 VOL. 6, NO.2
- Wildflower Network Operates in Louisiana, Wildflower Handbook Published, Researc...Wildflower Newsletter 1991 VOL. 8, NO.3
- Native Plants Provide a Wealth of Foods and Fibers, Letter from the President, A...
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Record Modified: 2010-09-03
Research By: TWC Staff