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Eschscholzia californica

Eschscholzia californica Cham.

 

California poppy

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderPapaveralesA group that includes buttercups and other poisonous plants
FamilyPapaveraceaePoppy family
GenusEschscholziaNamed after Dr. Johann Friedrich Gustav von Eschscholtz (1793-1831), a Latvian or Estonian surgeon, entomologist and botanist who came with the Russian expeditions to the Pacific coast in 1816 and 1824
Speciescalifornica“Of or from California”

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Eschscholzia californica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 30 Dec 2011.

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Eschscholzia californica (California poppy)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 6 × 3½" (14 × 9.4 cm)

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