Eschscholzia californica Cham.- California Poppy
Family - Papaveraceae
Flowering - April - August.
Habitat - Roadsides, waste places. Planted as a roadside ornamental, rarely escaped.
Origin - Native to western North America.
Other information - This species is uncommon in the wilds of Alabama but is becoming more popular in cultivation. Many states are planting this species as a roadside ornamental.
Photographs taken off Hwy 29, Boone County, NC., 4-26-03.