Tom’s Garden

Growing by the Bay

California poppy

hillside covered with california poppies

The California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), the state flower, blooms profusely along the northern California coast from about February through September. The most common variety is a bright orange color, reinforcing the sate’s nickname, the golden state (which also alludes to the mid-nineteenth-century gold rush). This poppy-colored hillside was photographed on the central California coast between Cambria and Cayucos.

Previous

Friday Roundup

Next

Hearst Castle gardens

1 Comment

  1. annexensen

    I absolutely love those California poppies. I did make it to the poppy reserve down around LA one year during season. Great photo…

Comments are closed.

Some rights reserved 2017 Tom’s Garden. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons (attribution, noncommercial, no derivs: 3.0) License (US), although some of the work this blog incorporates may be separately licensed. Text and images by Thomas Christensen unless otherwise noted. For print permissions or other inquiries please request via rightreading.com/contact.htm.