General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 12 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Golden orange
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies

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Common names
  • Arizona poppy
  • Desert poppy
  • Orange caltrop
  • Summer poppy

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Location: Sun Lakes, AZ
Date: 2022-08-25
Seeded in from somewhere in my Sonoran Desert garden

Date: 2015-03-16
Photo courtesy of: davidbygott

Date: 2002-08-05
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: Arizona
Date: 2002-08-05
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/

Date: 2002-08-05
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Location: Arizona
Date: 2002-08-05
Steven J. Baskauf http://bioimages.vanderbilt.edu/
Comments:
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 4, 2013 8:52 AM concerning plant:
    Seeds remain viable for at least three years and germinate at irregular intervals. The flowers are not fragrant but are visited by at least 46 species, including bees, wasps, flies and butterflies. The ultraviolet reflecting patterns of the flowers draw the insects to them. Areas that are not reflective appear dark and indicate either the location of the nectar or act as guides that point to the sugar source.

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