Friday, May 01, 2009

California Poppy, Eschscholzia californica. The California poppy was named by German botanist Adelbert von Chamisso after Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz during a California Expedition in the early 1800s. These are commonly seen along Southern California highways and in distubed area (such as after fires).

My Poppies have finally started blooming. I was wondering if the little guys were going to make it to blooming size before the summer heat wiped them out. They got a late start but it looks like I may still get a hillside of poppies after all. Here's a picture of one of the first to bloom and of the patch of poppies that it was growing in.

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