The Genus Eschscholzia

California Poppies and Their Relatives

Graphics of California Poppies

Eschscholzia californica graphic

The background graphic, by Margaret Warriner Buck, from The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1921, Philopolis Press, San Francisco).

Eschscholzia californica flower

This photo was taken by Jim Freeman ( with Hi8 video and digitized with a Snappy frame grabber. It has not been enhanced in any way.

Eschscholzia ramosa fruit

Opened capsule of Eschscholzia ramosa, with seeds still clinging to the inside. Photo by Curtis Clark.

Eschscholzia ramosa flower

Close-up of the flower of Eschscholzia ramosa. Photo by Curtis Clark.