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Eschscholzia glyptosperma is a close relative of E. parishii, probably deriving from it by chromosome additions and rearrangements.
PLANT annual, 0.5-2.5 dm tall, erect, glaucous or glabrous. LEAVES basal, terminal divisions acute. INFLORESCENCE solitary. FLOWERS nodding in bud; receptacle conic; calyx acute, glabrous or glaucous; petals 1-2.5 cm long, yellow. FRUITS 4-7 cm long. SEEDS 1.2-1.8 mm diam, spherical, pitted, tan to brown. 2n=14. Desert washes, flats, and slopes; 50-1500 m. Mojave Desert; w AZ, s NV, sw UT.
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