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The California Legacy of A.R. Valentien

Matilija Poppy: Romneya trichocalyx

Hairs on the sepals and slightly smaller flowers distinguish this poppy from its cousin, R. coulteri. It has a somewhat greater native range, from northern Baja California to Ventura County.

Matilija Poppy

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