Stylomecon heterophylla (Benth.) G. Taylor
Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
USDA Symbol: STHE3
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 except after wildfires.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Orange
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Native Distribution: CA Coast Ranges from Lake to San Joaquin Cos. & s. Sierra foothills
Native Habitat: Grassy & brushy slopes below 4000 ft.
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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Stylomecon heterophylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Stylomecon heterophylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Stylomecon heterophylla
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-11-12
Research By: TWC Staff