4/3/11 Meccacopia Trail, Mecca Hills, Riverside County, CA
4/3/11 Shavers Valley, Riverside County, CA
4/3/11 Shavers Valley
4/13/97 A terrible shot, but it's my lifer.
Cottonwood Spring to Mastodon Peak, Joshua Tree National Park, Riverside County, CA
COMMON NAME: Parish's Poppy
FAMILY: Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
Leaf: segments > 1.5 mm, not widened to tip, acute
Flower: bud nodding, long-pointed, glabrous, sometimes glaucous; receptacle obconic; petals 8–30 mm, yellow
Fruit 5–7 cm
Seed 1–1.4 mm wide, generally round, net-ridged, tan to brown
Ecology: Desert slopes, hillsides
Elevation: 0–1200 m.
Bioregional distribution: s Mojave Desert, Sonoran Desert
Distribution outside California: nw Mexico
Flowering time: Mar–Apr