Red Rock Poppy
(Eschscholzia minutiflora ssp. twisselmannii )
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Description: Annual hairless herb with a gray or blue waxy-powdery film, 2-14 inches (5-35cm) tall. Leaf segments are blunt tipped. Inflorescence is a cyme. Flowers have 4 yellow petals, 3/8-1 inch (10-26mm) long, with possibly an orange spotted base. Fruit is 1 1/8 - 2 3/8 inches (3-6cm) long, with brown to black seeds 1/16 inch (1-1.4mm) wide, oblong to elliptic shaped.
Habitat: Desert washes, flats, slopes. Elevation 2176 - 3936 feet.
Flowering Period: Blooms March - May.
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B