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ANNUAL HERB : In the Sonoran Desert great shows of this poppy are
dependent on an abundance of winter rains during Nov-Feb. Most years a few
spotty flowers can be found but in drought years narry a one. Under
favorable conditions outside of the Sonoran Desert California Poppy can grow as
In the Sonoran Desert the mexicana subspecies is more likely to be encountered. Specimens similar to the one at left are more likely in wildflower gardens and as part of roadside wildflower seeding projects.
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