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Fryingpans
Eschscholzia lobbii
  
About Fryingpans (Eschscholzia lobbii) 6 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eschscholzia lobbii is a species of poppy known by the common name frying pans. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the Central Valley and adjacent Sierra Nevada foothills. Frying pans is a small annual herb growing from a patch of segmented leaves with pointed leaflets. It produces erect stalks up to 15 centimeters in height each bearing a single poppy flower. The petals are about a centimeter long and bright yellow to somewhat orange. The fruit is a capsule 3 to 7 centimeters long containing tiny brown seeds. The plant is named after William Lobb (1809 - 1864), the English plant collector.

Though not used as often as California Poppy (E. californica), this one would be a great choice for Central Valley gardens. Its best use is in a meadow-like patch of annual wildflowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
1.9 - 6 in tall
.5 ft wide

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 2x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 0° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Adaptable

Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
Works very will with blue, pink or purple flowered annuals such as Bird's Eye Gilia (Gilia tricolor), Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii), Owl's Clover (Castilleja exserta), Clarkia sp., Lupine (Lupinus sp.), Phacelia, and Sidalcea, or geophytes such as Allium, Brodiaea, Calochortus, Dichelostemma and Fritillaria. Also good with low-growing forms of perennials such as Ceanothus and Manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.)

Propagation
Propagation?
By seed

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 8*, 9*, 11, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Grasslands and open places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 11.1" - 50.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 1.93", Coldest Month: 44.2" - 52.6", Hottest Month: 66.8" - 78.1", Humidity: 1.57" - 26.55", Elevation: 10" - 3511"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Frying Pans, Lobb's Goldenpoppy


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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