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Eschscholzia glyptosperma (Desert poppy)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Eschscholzia glyptosperma

Eschscholzia glyptosperma Greene

Desert Poppy

Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 1815 to 1818.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Eschscholzia glyptosperma in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eschscholzia glyptosperma in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eschscholzia glyptosperma


Record Modified: 2015-06-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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