Eschscholzia californica Champ

Californian poppy, golden poppy
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Description 1

Perennial herbaceous shrub of 30-60 cm high, with a certain amount of pubescence. It can be erect or decumbent and often glaucous green. Long, petiolate leaves that are very divided in narrow segments. Large, hermaphrodite, actinomorphous, solitary flowers with a diameter of 5-8 cm, and four orange-yellow petals in the shape of a cup. Fruit in a narrow, long capsule, some 8-10 cm long with prominent nerves (dehiscence). Globe-shaped seeds with a lattice structure.

Biology 1

Annual herbaceous plant. It reaches sexual maturity one year after germination. Its reproduction is sexual. It produces seeds that belong to the rye family.

Habitat 1

Pine forests (dry, mountain pine forests with developed soil, pine forests on mountain peaks), grassland and pastures in altered environments. Urbanised areas. Forests of Juniperus spp. (juniper forests).

Sources 1

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species.

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species - Flora 1

http://www.mapama.gob.es/es/biodiversidad/temas/conservacion-de-especies/especies-exoticas-invasoras/ce_eei_flora.aspx

Fuentes y Créditos

  1. Adaptado por INVASORES - administrador de un trabajo de (c) cartotragsatec, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY), http://natusfera.gbif.es/guide_taxa/1753

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