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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica)

In late spring and early summer roadsides and waste areas near the shorelines are decorated with the brilliant orange of California Poppies. And even when summer's drought has turned the grasses golden these hardy little flowers continue to bloom. They're one of my favorites.

3 comments:

JoJo said...

I wasn't sure if they grew north of California, but I swear I've seen them along the highways up here. Glad to see that I identified them correctly.

Pam said...

Beautiful photo, with the perfect backdrop for the flowers. The poppies are one of my favorites too.

Jabba said...

I too love these flowers, they are EVERYWHERE! Something to keep in mind for an easy plant for the garden.