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Dendromecon rigida

Bush Poppy
Papaveraceae
Evergreen, Shrubs

DENDROMECON

Give showy display of bright yellow, 2-in. wide, poppylike flowers. Used on banks and roadsides, with other native shrubs.

Dendromecon rigida

Native to dry chaparral in lower elevations in California. Untidy growing wild. Freely branched shrub 4 to 8 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft.wide, with shredding yellowish gray or white bark. Thick, veiny, gray-green leaves 1 to 4 in. long. Flowers in spring. Prune back to about 2 ft. after bloom. In Zones 4 and 5, grows best as a south-wall shrub.

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