Eschscholzia californica

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPapaveraceae
Family (Traditional)Papaveraceae
GenusEschscholzia
SpeciesEschscholzia californica Cham.
Common NameCalifornia poppy
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Orange; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Chryseis californica Chryseis californica
Eschscholzia oregana Eschscholzia oregana
Eschscholzia peninsularis Eschscholzia peninsularis
Eschscholzia straminea Eschscholzia straminea
Eschscholzia tenuisecta Eschscholzia tenuisecta Greene

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Knox (TN), Stewart (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, MTSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1986 - 2000

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0103603 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Eschscholzia californica
MTSU003816 Williamson Tennessee 02 May 2000 Melanie Messina
49
MTSU
Eschscholzia californica
APSC0109304 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Eschscholzia californica
APSC0008508 Stewart Tennessee 01 Jul 1986 Edward Chester
APSC
Eschscholzia californica
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Plant Photos

Eschscholzia californica - Milo Pyne
Eschscholzia californica - Milo Pyne