California Poppies

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Created On: Nov 16, 2006
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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!

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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve





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Andino

Andino - Nov 16, 2006 7:24 am - Voted 10/10

Aaaah

Lovely colors !
Refreshing ;o)

tarol

tarol - Nov 16, 2006 2:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Aaaah

Aren't the colors the best part? :)

schmid_th

schmid_th - Nov 16, 2006 8:51 am - Voted 10/10

Wow!

Great coulours! Great album! Thanks for adding!

tarol

tarol - Nov 16, 2006 2:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

You're very welcome!

Dragger

Dragger - Nov 16, 2006 7:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Poppies --

Man oh man, I love your Calif. poppy pictures. They always get me high -- just lookin' at 'em! :^)

tarol

tarol - Nov 17, 2006 2:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Poppies --

lol, thanks!

EricChu

EricChu - Mar 23, 2011 9:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Ah!

What a gorgeous, feast-for-the-eye album!!
Cheers,
Eric

tarol

tarol - Mar 26, 2011 8:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Ah!

Yes, and they're popping up now everywhere in So Cal :)

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