The bush poppy is visible on almost every trail, not the most common plant but always somewhere. The flower is very obviously a poppy flower, but the plant is a scrubby bush.
The bush poppy never really stops blooming, I’ve seen blooms in every month, but the peak of the blooms come in March and April, while in November they are few and far between.
Bush poppy growing from old rootstock around the blackened stems of a fire-burned plant
|Same plant, two flowers
Seedpod looks like a bean rather than the traditional poppy shape.