Dendromecon rigida Dendromecon rigida Dendromecon rigida
Dendromecon rigida Dendromecon rigida
Common Name Tree Poppy, Bush Poppy
Latin Name Dendromecon rigida
Family Papaveraceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 4-12, 14-24 / 8b-11
Type / Form Shrub / Large
Native Habitat California chaparral from 0 to 6,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Expposure Full sun
Water Twice per month
Height X Width Maximum 8 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green evergreen leaves
Flowers Profuse bright yellow poppy flowers spring through fall
Bark / Roots Light gray-brown with long shallow fissures, somewhat shreddy. Slender, pale yellow-green to reddish, buds small and pointed.
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, borders, low maintenance, foliage accent, parkways, specimen
Garden Suitability Thornless, Mountain, Butterfly
Nature Value Flowers attract nectar loving insects, wildlife browse
Native American Uses Seeds used for food
Links  
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/64737/
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=deri
    Images and data http://www.californiagardens.com/Plant_Pages/dendromecon_rigida.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=2686
    Images and data http://www.theodorepayne.org/gallery/pages/D/dendromecon_rigida.htm
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendromecon_rigida
    Images and data http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/DENDROLOGY/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=500
    Images and data http://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/plant_display.asp?prodid=3189
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?5547,5558,5560
    Data http://www.nsl.fs.fed.us/wpsm/Dendromecon.pdf
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/239.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Dendromecon+rigida
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=DERI
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