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Thursday 16 April 2015


Eschscholzia californica (Californian poppy, golden poppy, California sunlight, cup of gold) is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae, native to the United States and Mexico, and the official state flower of California.

It is a perennial or annual growing to 13–152 cm tall, with alternately branching glaucous blue-green foliage. The leaves are alternately divided into round, lobed segments. The flowers are solitary on long stems, silky-textured, with four petals, each petal 2 to 6 cm long and broad; flower colour ranges from yellow to orange, with flowering from February to September. The petals close at night or in cold, windy weather and open again the following morning, although they may remain closed in cloudy weather. The fruit is a slender, dehiscent capsule 3 to 9 cm long, which splits in two to release the numerous small black or dark brown seeds. It survives mild winters in its native range, dying completely in colder climates.

E. californica is drought-tolerant, self-seeding, and easy to grow in gardens. It is best grown as an annual, in full sun and sandy, well-drained, poor soil. Horticulturalists have produced numerous cultivars with a range of colours and blossom and stem forms. These typically do not breed true on reseeding. Seeds are often sold as mixtures. Many cultivars have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Because of its beauty and ease of growing, the California poppy was introduced into several regions with similar Mediterranean climates. It is commercially sold and widely naturalised in Australia, and was introduced to South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. It is recognised as a potentially invasive species within the United States, although no indications of ill effects have been reported for this plant where it has been introduced outside of California. The golden poppy has been displaced in large areas of its original habitat, such as Southern California, by more invasive exotic species, such as mustard or annual grasses.

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  1. So beautiful flowers! Shines like the sun! Great photo!

  2. Such a beautiful vibrant coloured flower!

  3. Beautiful golden colors. If one plants poppies and mint together, which one wins ?:)

  4. The vivid color of the flowers are fascinating.

  5. I adore these but it's true they can get out of hand. So, so pretty.

  6. Heisann! One year I had one lovely poppy like this, easy come, easy go. I did not know where it came from neither where it went...
    I enjoyd it very much for the single season !

  7. What a great colour! They shine ;-)

  8. Lovely pic of Californian Poppy!
    When the sun shines they open up and shine together :)
    I used to have lots of these wonderful flowers ..... but unfortunately the didn't survive due to a very cold winter some years ago.
    I think I need to plant some new ones :)
    Thanks for the visit and your nice comment :)
    Wish you a lovely weekend!

  9. I love these easy care flowers. We started with one plant and they have self seeded everywhere and make such a cheerful, colourful display

  10. Glorious radiance of orange and yellow. Stunning flower.

  11. I dont know the name of this flowers, but it is a beautiful blossom !
    Greetings from germany

  12. Amazing and vibrant color along with wonderful photography! Thanks for hosting.

  13. Hello and good morning,
    what wonderful intensive yellow blossoms, I love them!
    I wish you a nice weekend,

    Thanks if you visit my blog

  14. Hello Nick,
    thank you for hosting Floral Friday ... and of course for this pretty bloom here in your post.
    Wish you a very nice weekend, Heidrun

  15. Lovely flowers !! I love this color !