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Mexican Gold Poppy (Eschscholtzia mexicana)
Mexican gold poppyDESCRIPTION: Annual to 16". Flowers yellow to orange with 4 petals to 1.5" wide. Leaves finely divided (fern-like) to 2.5" long. Papaveraceae (Poppy) Family.
NATURAL HISTORY: Blooms in spring, often forming a golden carpet on the desert floor.

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