Eschscholzia caespitosa Benth.
Tufted poppy, Tufted-poppy
Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
USDA Symbol: esca
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA , OR
Native Distribution: CA Central Valley to San Bernardino & Orange Cos.
Native Habitat: Grasslands, dry flats & brushy slopes below 3500 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eschscholzia caespitosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eschscholzia caespitosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-09-03
Research By: TWC Staff