Eschscholzia / california poppy
Common Name: California Poppy
California poppy is a very important spring pollen source for bumble bee queens and other early spring bees.
California poppy, with its brilliant orange flowers, is a must in any spring wild flower garden. It grows easily from seed, and with supplemental water, it will bloom well into summer.
California, Pacific Northwest, Southwest; introduced sporadically across the United States and Canada
Commercially available and can be grown in most parts of North America. It is drought tolerant, grows well in disturbed areas and easily self-sows.
Spring to mid-summer with sufficient moisture
Average to dry