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California Poppies

California Poppies

California Poppies

Page Type: Album

Object Title: California Poppies

Image Type(s): Flora


Page By: tarol

Created/Edited: Nov 16, 2006 / Apr 2, 2008

Object ID: 244618

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California Poppies

California poppies became the state flower in 1903. California Indians cherished the poppy as both a source of food and for oil they extracted from the plant. Its botanical name, Eschsholtzia californica, was given by naturalist Adelbert Von Chamisso, who dropped anchor in San Francisco in 1816 in a bay surrounded by hills of poppies. They are also sometimes known as the flame flower, la amapola, and copa de oro (cup of gold). They grow wild throughout most of California but only in huge concentrations in certain areas like the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve near Lancaster.

Poppies are one of my favorite flowers. Feel free to add your own photos taken in California of wild poppies!

External Links

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve



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Voted 10/10

Lovely colors !
Refreshing ;o)
Posted Nov 16, 2006 7:24 am

tarolRe: Aaaah


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Aren't the colors the best part? :)
Posted Nov 16, 2006 2:58 pm



Voted 10/10

Great coulours! Great album! Thanks for adding!
Posted Nov 16, 2006 8:51 am

tarolRe: Wow!


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You're very welcome!
Posted Nov 16, 2006 2:59 pm

DraggerPoppies --


Voted 10/10

Man oh man, I love your Calif. poppy pictures. They always get me high -- just lookin' at 'em! :^)
Posted Nov 16, 2006 7:47 pm

tarolRe: Poppies --


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lol, thanks!
Posted Nov 17, 2006 2:43 pm



Voted 10/10

What a gorgeous, feast-for-the-eye album!!
Posted Mar 23, 2011 9:12 pm

tarolRe: Ah!


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Yes, and they're popping up now everywhere in So Cal :)
Posted Mar 26, 2011 8:50 am

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