Eschscholzia californica subsp. mexicana

(Greene) C. Clark

Syst. Bot. 3: 382. 1978.

Basionym: Eschscholzia mexicana Greene Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 69. 1885
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Plants annual; cotyledons unlobed. Flowers: receptacular cup with spreading rim often inconspicuous. 2n = 12.

Phenology: Flowering mid winter–late summer (Feb–Sep).
Habitat: Deserts
Elevation: 0–2000 m


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Ariz., Calif., N.Mex., Nev., Tex., Utah, Mexico (Sonora).


C. T. Mason Jr. (pers. comm.) has noted several specimens from Arizona as far east as Cochise County that appear to be perennial.

Selected References


Lower Taxa