My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“I'm a firm believer in getting students out of the classroom and into experiences in nature. If students get out of their element, in a new place that stimulates their senses, that's where the best learning happens.”
Natural Sciences Assistant Professor Nick Baer

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Eschscholzia californica
Papaveraceae

Height: Up to 12"

Leaves: 2" long and bluish green. Leaves are at the base of the stem and alternately arraigned. They have margins like a fern.

Flowers/Fruit: In bloom February to May. The flowers are orange and 1 1/2" wide. They have 4 petals forming a cup on a single stalk. Bloom in dense clusters. The seed capsule is 4" long.

Form/Habitat: Below 4,500'. Found on slopes, plains and mesas of creosote communities.


Click here to return to the Desert Herbarium Home Page.