Eschscholzia californica Cham., Horae Phys. Berol. 74 1820. (Syn: Chelidonium multifidum Moc. & Sesse ex DC.; Chryseis californica (Cham.) Hook. & Arn.; Chryseis compacta Lindl.; Chryseis crocea Lindl.; Eschscholzia alcicornis Greene (synonym); Eschscholzia aliena Greene; Eschscholzia ambigua Greene; Eschscholzia angularis Greene; Eschscholzia apiculata Greene; Eschscholzia arizonica Greene; Eschscholzia arvensis Greene; Eschscholzia austinae Greene; Eschscholzia australis Greene; Eschscholzia bakeri Greene; Eschscholzia benedicta Greene; Eschscholzia bernardina Greene; Eschscholzia bicornuta Greene; Eschscholzia biolettii Greene; Eschscholzia biternata Greene; Eschscholzia brandegei Greene; Eschscholzia californica var. crocea (Benth.) Jeps.; Eschscholzia californica var. douglasii (Hook. & Arn. ex Torr. & A.Gray) Jeps.; Eschscholzia californica var. maritima (Greene) Jeps.; Eschscholzia californica var. peninsularis (Greene) Munz; Eschscholzia calosperma Greene; …………………………….);
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California poppy;

Garden herb from Ooty for ID 030211MK3: Please help to id this herb found in a private garden at Ooty town, Nilgiris.

Date/Time- 24-01-2011 / 11:20 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GP ca. 2200asl; Ooty, TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- garden, planted
Plant Habit-herb
Height/Length- ca. 0.5 M
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 10 x 5 cm; dissected
Inflorescence Type/ Size- axillary
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- yellow; c 5cm across

– Escholtzia californica very common garden plant in summer around west of America

Again same mistake it should be Eschscholzia californica sch twice and no t

Could the members of this esteemed group help identify these two species of blooms clicked by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel at the ITBP’s Mountaineering & Skiing Institute, Auli, Uttarakhand.

orange one is Eschscholzia californica or the Californian Poppy

Thanks, and which ones would the blue blooms be?

Eschscholzia californica : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Photo at Himalaya

These two images (IMG-20180704-WA0006.jpg & IMG-20180704-WA0013.jpg) are of Eschscholzia californica Cham. [Papaveraceae].

very nice, thanks … encyl britannica says its naturalized in india and australia.
i am looking for an academic //oficial botany paper documenting that spread. would you have some or any handy???
like who imported it into india when et al….

Flower Identification: 1 correct images as above.
I am new to the group and would like to use the members’ knowledge to help me in identifying some of the pictures of flowers I took on my recent trip to Sikkim. I have tried to use the website to identify the flowers by searching them by their colours but I have made little headway even after a week of scouring its very helpful index. I would be happy if the people here can help me identify some of the flowers in the pics I’ll be posting here. I have attached some of them, there will be more to follow.

First……………Californian poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Second………Dandlion, Taraxacum officinale.
Third……………Add photograph with leaves
Fourth………….Amaryllis lily, Hippeastrum sp

the fourth picture is Azlaea (Rhododendron sp.) I think.

it could be Azalea… one would need to see leaves for azalea and the stalk if its the Amaryllis lily


California poppy (Eschscholzia californica):
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) State flower of California
Family :: Papaveraceae
Observed in abundance in California.

Yes .. Found it very common in our apartment area

Yes, your pictures are of the native california poppy…
many cultivars exist… many colors…mostly pink-yellow family pastels….
and many variations in thickness/ delicacy of the petals…
mostly grown by design… but some escape, and can be found…
do not know if the pastel colors have naturalized, at least in california?


California Poppy for Bot. id- 160711 – RK:
Pics taken in Los Altos,California in April 2011. Would appreciate Botanical ID.

Very good capture. It is difficult to catch those colours in camera.
Eschscholzia californica. State flower of California…
Family : Papaveraceae

The colors vary from white till dark yellow.

– Yes, this is supposed to be highly medicinal.

– Common garden plant in Spring

The two plant whose spellings are often confused:
This is Eschscholzia from family Papaveraceae (note sch twice and no t before z
The other is Elscholtzia from Lamiaceae (l before sch, sch only once and t before z


Swamy/New series/ID 1 – Eschscholzia californica ( California poppy ): 4 images.
Please confirm/ suggest the ID. Photographed in Point Reyes Seashore Tomales point, California on 17th April 2021

I think it appears close to images at Eschscholzia californica subsp. californica


Eschscholzia californica from California-GS27022023-1: 5 very high res. images.
Californian PoppyEschscholzia californica, the common garden ornamental in India, growing naturally in Fremont, California, on open mountain slopes, clicked on February 18, 2023.

Yes ji.

Earlier (a few years back) I also posted the pictures of this species. But not seen in eflora.

Yes, apepars close as per images at


J&K, Srinagar, April 2023 :: Eschscholzia californica :: ARK2023-031: 2 high res. images.

These beautiful flowers were seen at the Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar, J&K in April 2023.
I think they are Eschscholzia californica. Kindly validate.

For me your ID looks correct !

I photographed this plant long ago some where in San Diego, California during one of my visits. I could not trace the photo from my archives.

Eschscholzia californica


Interesting that plant which is so meticulously planted in Kashmir and elsewhere grows wild covering mountain slopes here in California.