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Desert or Mexican goldpoppy

(Eschscholtzia californica ssp. mexicana)

Yellow and orange poppies carpet the desert hillsides following a warm, wet winter, often mixed with blue lupines and magenta owl clover. They open on sunny days and close at night and on cloudy days. Closely resembles the California poppy (Eschscholtzia glyptosperma). The poppies are easy to see in bloom on Picacho Peak between Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona.

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