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|Family: Papaveraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Papaver||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Papaver heterophyllum (Benth.) Greene
Habit: Plant 30--60 cm; sap yellow. Leaf: basal and cauline, 2--12 cm, deeply pinnate-lobed, glabrous to sparsely hairy, petioled; 1° lobes toothed or lobed. Inflorescence: axillary, 1-flowered; peduncle 5--20 cm. Flower: sepals 4--10 mm; petals 10--20 mm, wedge-shaped, orange-red, purple-spotted at base, shed after flower; filaments purple, anthers yellow; carpels 4--11, style 1, slender, stigma head-like, lobes 4--11. Fruit: 1--2 cm, obconic to obovate. Seed: many, 0.4 mm, reniform, rough-net-ridged, brown or black. Chromosomes: 2n=56.
Ecology: Grassy areas, openings in chaparral; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NW, c&s SNF, SnJV, CW, SW; Distribution Outside California: northern Baja California. Flowering Time: Apr--May
Synonyms: Stylomecon heterophylla (Benth.) G. Taylor
eFlora Treatment Author: Gary L. Hannan
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Papaver californicum
Next taxon: Papaver hybridum
Citation for this treatment: Gary L. Hannan 2017. Papaver heterophyllum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=86377, accessed on January 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 22, 2017.