Papaveraceae: Poppy Family — Poppies
This family has mostly regular, shallowly saucer-shaped flowers. There are usually 4 or 6 petals, and half that number of sepals. Sepals typically fall away when the flower opens. Five of the genera in this county are named “poppy”, and they are shown on this page. Eschscholzia, which includes the California Poppy, is the most common; the others are Papaver (which includes Fire and Wind Poppies), Argemone (Prickly Poppy), Dendromecon (Bush Poppy) and Romneya (the widely-cultivated Coulter’s Matilija Poppy).