Latin name: Romneya coulteri Harvey
Pronunciation: ROM-nee-a KOLE-ter-eye
Common name: Matilija poppy
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy)
Habitat: Dry washes and canyons to 3500', South Coast, western West Transverse Range, Peninsular Range
Blooming period: May to July
Name derivations: 1) Romneya 2) coulteri
NOTE: Largest flower of any native California species