[Wildflowers with 4 Petals in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

The Poppy Family in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington


California Poppy: Eschscholzia californica

Members of the Poppy Family Found in the Columbia River Gorge:

A. Petals the Same Size and Shape

Chicalote, Prickly Poppy: Argemone munita ssp. rotundata (Synonyms: Argemone platyceras, Argemone platyceras var. hispida)

California Poppy, Golden Poppy: Eschscholzia californica ssp. californica (Synonyms: Eschscholzia californica, Eschscholtzia californica, Eschscholzia californica var. crocea, Eschscholzia californica var. douglasii, Eschscholzia californica var. maritima, Eschscholzia californica var. peninsularis, Eschscholzia procera) -

White Fairypoppy, White Fairy-poppy, White Meconella: Meconella oregana -

Long Pricklyhead Poppy, Long Prickly-headed Poppy: Papaver argemone -

B. Petals Irregular, of different sizes and Shapes (Fumariaceae - sometimes included in this family):

The Genus Corydalis -

The Genus Dicentra -

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