Eschscholzia lemmonii


W. Amer. Sci. 3: 157. 1887.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Plants annual, caulescent, erect or spreading, 5-30 cm, glabrous to sparsely pubescent. Leaves basal and cauline; blade with ultimate lobes generally obtuse. Inflorescences cymose or 1-flowered; buds erect or nodding. Flowers: receptacle turbinate, distally translucent and somewhat swollen, more than 1.5 mm broad, cup without spreading free rim; calyx acute, glabrous or pubescent; petals orange or deep yellow, 15-40 mm. Capsules 3-7 cm. Seeds brown, 1.3-1.8 mm, reticulate. 2n = 12.


w North America (Calif.).


Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

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1 Plants spreading or erect; flower buds nodding; calyx generally pubescent. Eschscholzia lemmonii subsp. lemmonii
1 Plants erect; flower buds generally erect; calyx glabrous. Eschscholzia lemmonii subsp. kernensis