A genus of 12 annuals and perennials native to Mexico or the Southern US. Eschscholzia californica is the state flower of California
They have deeply divided leaves. Eschscholzia like warm, dry climates, but withstand light frost. They grow in poor soils with good drainage.
Name Derivation: Named for Dr. Johann Friedrich Gustav von Eschscholtz, 19th century Estonian surgeon and botanist
Eschscholzia is in the family Papaveraceae.