Eschscholzia californica (California poppy)

Drought tolerant native annual to perennial with cup-shaped orange flowers, blooming February to July. Occurs along foothills and open grassy slopes; up to 5,000 ft. Widely adapted species that establishes easily and readily reseeds. Use for habitat restoration, wildflower mixes, borders and roadsides. Important pollinator species for numerous bees and insects, especially bumble bees. State flower of California.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Papaveraceae

Duration: Annual/perennial

Growth Habit: Herb/forb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form:  Single crown

Mature Height: 14 in.

Bloom Color: Orange

Bloom Period: Late spring

Annual Precipitation: 8-18 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance: no

Fire Tolerance: Low

Nitrogen Fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 5.8-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 270,000

Seeding Rate: 3-5 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Winter

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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