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Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Ranunculales > Family: Papaveraceae Subfamily: Papaveroideae

Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy) Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)

Eschscholzia californica in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Eschscholzia californica 'Buttermilk' growing in Cape Town garden. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy)

Eschscholzia californica 'Buttermilk' growing in Cape Town garden. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Native to the USA and Mexico. It is the official state flower of California. Cultivated widely, including southern Africa, where it has become naturalised as a weed.

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