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Eschscholzia parishii

Eschscholzia parishii Greene

 

Desert Poppy, Parish's 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
SpeciesparishiiAfter brothers Samuel Bonsall Parish (1838-1928) and William Fletcher Parish (1840-1918), both botanical collectors who lived on a ranch in San Bernardino, California and made extensive exploring trips through the mountains and deserts

About plant names...

Desert poppies are widespread in the western Mojave Desert. They are members of the buttercup family.

Identification: Plants are 1¾-12" (5-30 cm) in height. Leaves are at the base of the plant, and also along the stems, narrow, and deep green or gray-green. Flowers are yellow, with four petals, bowl-shaped, about 1-2" (3-6 cm) around, resembling buttercups. Fruits are up to 3" (7.6 cm) long. See also Eschscholzia glyptosperma.

Online References:

Eschscholzia parishii on Curtis Clark’s site at California State Polytechnic University

Eschscholzia parishii on CalPhotos

Eschscholzia parishii on eFloras

Eschscholzia parishii at the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

Eschscholzia parishii from the Jepson Manual

Eschscholzia parishii (Desert Poppy, Parish's Poppy)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Eschscholzia parishii (Desert Poppy, Parish's Poppy)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 10 × 10" (25 × 26 cm)

Eschscholzia parishii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Eschscholzia parishii (Desert Poppy, Parish's Poppy)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)

Eschscholzia parishii (Desert Poppy, Parish's Poppy)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 6 × 4½" (15 × 12 cm)

Eschscholzia parishii (Desert Poppy, Parish's Poppy)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 7 × 6" (19 × 14 cm)

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