Eschscholzia lemmonii E. Greene
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