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Pygmy Poppy
Eschscholzia minutiflora
About Pygmy Poppy (Eschscholzia minutiflora) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eschscholzia minutiflora is a species of poppy known by the common name pygmy poppy. It is native to the deserts of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. This wildflower is an annual herb growing from a patch of segmented leaves with divided, rounded leaflets. The thin, erect or nodding stems may be very short or up to 35 centimeters tall. They bear small poppy flowers with petals varying in size from only a few millimeters long or up to two and a half centimeters in length, and bright yellow in color, sometimes with orange spotting. The fruit is a capsule 3 to 6 centimeters long containing tiny brown to black seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.16 - 1.2 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL
Trichoplusia ni Image
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Neoterpes edwardsataNeoterpes edwardsata

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 2.4" - 34.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 3.11", Coldest Month: 29.3" - 63.3", Hottest Month: 51.8" - 90.0", Humidity: 1.47" - 47.12", Elevation: -146" - 8841"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Pygmy 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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