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flower *Genus and Species: Eschscholzia californica
Family: Papaveraceae
Common Name: California Poppy
Habit: annual or tender perennial, reseeds
Height: 18 inches
Flower Color: orange
Native To: California
Range: Alberta south to Mexico, eastward to Colorado
Blooming Period: spring-summer
Water Requirement: low, drought tolerant
Soil Type: light, sterile
Exposure: full sun
Seed Count: 293,000 seeds/lb
Seeding Rate: 8 lbs/acre
Miscellaneous: very adaptable; grows almost any-where within natural range; state flower of California; blooms close at night or on cloudy days; foliage is bluish-green; excellent flower for pressing
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