Mexican Gold Poppy (Eschscholtzia californica)
Spring of 2003, a great year for poppies. El Paso, Franklin Mountains in the background. The display is equally spectacular close-up. Photographs by A.H. Harris.
- Common English Names: Mexican Gold Poppy
- Common Spanish Names: Amapola del Campo
- Scientific Name: Eschscholtzia californica ssp. mexicana
- Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
- Geographic Range: Southern Nevada and southeastern California east to Trans-Pecos Texas and south into Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico.
- Plant Form: Annual plants, exceptionally to about 2 ft tall. Yellow to orange flowers to over 1" in diameter. Early spring bloomer, March to May.
- Remarks: Requires good winter precipitation for abundant flowering.
Last Update: 10 Mar 2003