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Taxon: Eschscholzia californica Cham.

Genus: Eschscholzia
Family: Papaveraceae subfamily: Papaveroideae tribe: Eschscholzieae
Nomen number: 15817
Place of publication: C. G. D. Nees von Esenbeck, Horae phys. berol. 73-74. 1820
Name verified on: 07-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Oct-2005
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • California-poppy   (Source: F CalifJep ) – English
  • California-poppy   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English   [Eschscholzia californica subsp. californica]
  • Mexican gold-poppy   (Source: Native Pl Database []) – English   [Eschscholzia californica subsp. mexicana]
  • Mexican-gold   (Source: Poppies 61. 1993 [as E. mexicana]) – English   [Eschscholzia californica subsp. mexicana]
  • hua ling cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • eschscholzie de Californie   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French
  • pavot de Californie   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French
  • sömntuta   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Eschscholzia californica Cham.:


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (29 August 2015)

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