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Eschscholzia lemmonii Greene

Lemmon’s poppy

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderPapaveralesA group that includes buttercups and other poisonous plants
FamilyPapaveraceaePoppy family
GenusEschscholziaNamed after Dr. Johann Friedrich Gustav von Eschscholtz (1793-1831), a Latvian or Estonian surgeon, entomologist and botanist who came with the Russian expeditions to the Pacific coast in 1816 and 1824
SpecieslemmoniiNamed after John Gill Lemmon (1832-1908), who with his wife Sara Allen Plummer Lemmon (1836-1923), collected plants throughout the American West. Recuperating from imprisonment during the Civil War, he began collecting plants and sending specimens to Professor Asa Gray, who was delighted and requested more. He made extensive plant collections in western Arizona in 1884. Ten years after arriving in California, he met and married Sara Plummer, a fellow member of a botanical club

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Eschscholzia lemmonii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Eschscholzia lemmonii (Lemmon’s poppy)

7/29/2023 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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