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Vascular Plants of California
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Key to Eschscholzia

View taxon page for Eschscholzia

(For a list of species in Eschscholzia, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Outer receptacle rim 0.5–5 mm ..... E. californica

1' Outer receptacle rim 0–0.3 mm

2. Leaves 

3. Flower  generally nodding;  3 × ternate-divided, segments many, short-linear, condensed at end of long , so leaf broom-like; petals (10)12–25 mm; seed minutely pitted, tan to ashy-gray; D ..... E. glyptosperma

3' Flower   2 × ternate-divided, segments fewer than many, long-linear, sparsely distributed along leaf, so leaf not broom-like; petals 7–12 mm; seed prominent-discontinuous-ridged, brown; SNF, GV ..... E. lobbii

2' Leaves  and cauline

4. Receptacle  at base, but with parallel sides distally

5. Peduncle leavespetals yellow, 3–15 mm ..... E. rhombipetala

5' Peduncle 2 ×  leavespetals orange or deep yellow, 15–40 mm ..... E. lemmonii

6. Bud generally glabrous ..... subsp. kernensis

6' Bud nodding, generally hairy ..... subsp. lemmonii

4' Receptacle obconic

7. Flower  generally hairy, nodding;  generally hairy ..... E. hypecoides

7' Flower  glabrous, nodding or  generally glabrous

8. Flower  generally nodding; SNE, D

9. Leaf segments widened to tip, short, tip generally , notched; leaves gray- or blue-green; seeds generally  to  ..... E. minutiflora

9' Leaf segments not widened to tip, short or not, tip , ± notched or not; leaves bright- or yellow-green; seeds generally round ..... E. parishii

8' Flower  generally ; not SNE, D

10. Flower  long-pointed, tip generally > 1/4 bud; plant denser below than above; mainland ..... E. caespitosa

10' Flower  blunt or short-pointed, tip < 1/4 bud; plant denser above than below; ChI ..... E. ramosa



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