Eschscholzia californica

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.

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