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Parish's Poppy
Eschscholzia parishii
About Parish's Poppy (Eschscholzia parishii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eschscholzia parishii, with the common name Parish's poppy, is an annual desert wildflower in the Poppy family (Papaveraceae), native to several North American desert regions. This desert species is related to the California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), that's found in Mediterranean climate regions of the state. Eschscholzia parishii is native to the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert surrounding the Salton Sea in southern California, and southwards across the Sonoran Desert southwards along the Gulf of California to the vicinity of Bah a de los Angeles, Baja California. To learn more, visit the Jepson Herbarium's YouTube channel and watch a short video about this species:
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

1.9 - 11.8 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 2.6" - 26.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 2.31", Coldest Month: 33.4" - 62.6", Hottest Month: 62.4" - 89.3", Humidity: 2.16" - 40.22", Elevation: -197" - 5775"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Pygmy Poppy

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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