tree poppy Papaveraceae Dendromecon rigida Benth. Listen to the Latin symbol: DERI Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, evergreen, lanceolate, 1 to 3 inches long, very finely serrated, gray-green.
Flower: Attractive, 4 yellow petals, 1 to 2 inches across, appearing in spring and early summer.
Fruit: Elongated 2-valve capsule, 2 to 4 inches long, containing numerous small, round, black seeds, ripen in late summer and fall.
Twig: Slender, pale yellow-green to reddish, buds small and pointed.
Bark: Light gray-brown with long shallow fissures, somewhat shreddy.
Form: Upright shrub with an irregular crown, reaches up to 10 feet tall.
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Additional Range Information:
Dendromecon rigida is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting tree poppy.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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