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Eschscholzia minutiflora - Pygme Poppy

Eschscholzia minutiflora is a diminutive poppy that is often found along the desert trails of Southern California. The Pygme Poppy grows along sandy washes and scree slopes in areas that become extremely dry in the summer. In smaller gardens and rock gardens, using Eschscholzia minutiflora instead of Eschscholzia californica can help to keep the garden more tidy. Eschscholzia parishii has larger flowers but can often be found in the same desert regions and also blooms with yellow flowers at the same time as Eschscholzia minutiflora. Pygme Poppy Seed will be harder to find but it is generally available. Using Eschscholzia minutiflora in addition to the California Poppy will extend the garden's blooming season as they don't bloom at quite the same times.

Eschscholzia minutiflora, Pygme Poppy

Small yellow flowers of Eschscholzia minutiflora known as the pygme Poppy. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Eschscholzia Genus featured on this site:
Eschoscholzia caespitosa
Eschscholzia californica
Eschscholzia californica Carmine King
Eschscholzia californica White Linen
Eschscholzia parishii

Other plants from the Poppy Family featured on this site:
Argemone munita
Dendromecon harfordii
Dendromecon rigida
Eomecon chionantha
Eschscholzia californica
Eschscholzia californica White Linen
Glaucium flavum
Hunnemannia fumariifolia
Platystemon californicus
Romneya coulteri