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Wikipedia info on the California Poppy:  As the official state flower of California, Eschscholzia californica is pictured on welcome signs along highways entering California.  It was selected as the state flower by the California State Floral Society in December 1890, winning out over the Mariposa lily and the Matilija poppy by a landslide, but the state legislature did not make the selection official until 1903. Its golden blooms were deemed a fitting symbol for the Golden State.  April 6 is designated California Poppy Day.


  1. Congratulations sreej,
    This beautiful nature shot is one of the winning pictures for the Orange theme.
    Love the freshness in this

  2. those are not California poppies. I think they might be Icelandic poppies.


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