Eschscholzia lemmonii

Eschscholzia lemmonii  E. Greene
Lemmon’s poppy

Family:  Papaveraceae

Habit:  Annual 5 to 30 cm., orange to deep yellow flowers, glabrous to sparsely hairy.

Distribution:  Open grasslands in the southern Sierra Nevada foothills and outer south coast ranges of California.

Seed unit:  Free seed.

Seed:  1 to 1.3 mm. wide, net-like ridges, brown, round.

Embryo:  Small, basal embryo; copious endosperm.

Purity instructions:  Pure seed definition:
AOSA:  PSU#1 - Seed, with or without seed coat. Piece of broken seed, with or without seed coat, larger than one-half the original size.

Average pure seed units per gram:  1,768 seeds per gram (based on AOSA pure seed units only from one sample received for testing from 2001).  

Range of percent pure seed:  97%

Range of percent inert:  1%

Description of inert:  Plant material, dirt.

Planting instructions:  400 seeds, TB, 10 days @ 15°C; for fresh and dormant seed, 15°C and GA3 or KNO3 recommended.

References:  (link to main reference page)
Hickman, J.C., Ed.  1993.  p. 814.
Ransom Seed Laboratory