Yellow Lupin in Chico, California

Recently I went to good ole Chico and of course it was just as wonderful as always.  The weather was gorgeous and I stopped by a little park to take photos of this field filled with yellow lupin. 
Field of wild yellow lupin in Chico California.
Field of wild yellow lupin in Chico.
Yellow lupin and blue skies, with puffy clouds, in Chico, CA, a large field of it.
Beautiful yellow lupin and bright blue skies in Chico.
Beautiful field of yellow lupin in Butte county, with blue sky and puffy white clouds.

 

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Tulips in Spring, Shasta County, California

Beautiful white tulips with bright yellow centers, I brought them from Amsterdam.
Beautiful white tulips from Amsterdam, Netherlands.

April Showers brought lots of tulips.  Now it’s May and more flowers but I still love tulips.

Happy May everyone!

 

 

 

One of my favorites a bright light orange tulip with yellow inside, the photo is from above, and then there leaves are bright minty green.
Orange tulip.
Purple tulip Shasta county.
Purple Tulip
Bright red tulip with a black purple center inside.
Red Tulip, Healdsburg, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful bunch of eight or so pink naked ladies against an old wood fence.

Pink Naked Ladies or Bella Donna Flowers

Beautiful Bella donnas or naked ladies a flower from the amaryllis family and are usually a light pink, like the ones pictured here, light pink with  a wooden fence background.
Bella Donnas in Shasta county.

 

 

Naked Ladies are part of the Amryllis family.  They are also called Ayryllis Belladonna and Belladonnas.  These bulbs came up in the yard as volunteers, and they have bloomed since.  I really love these flowers, especially since they came for free in the yard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That was in Shasta county, I haven’t seen any in Trinity county, but I may try to plant some.  I just learned that peonies can grow here and I had no idea!  California is so versatile!  Most people who are from other places thing everyone in California lives on the beach!  I am two hours away from the nearest beach, and it’s very very cold water!  The Pacific ocean in northern California, and the upper west coast is cold!  Many people who enjoy water sports wear wet suits.

Beautiful bright pink and white poppy called rose chiffon poppy in California, a pink rose color with white in the center, and the bluish green background of the glaceous leaves.

California Poppies the State Flower

Bright orange poppy, California's state flower, typically light orange to bright orange as pictured here.
Orange poppy is the typical color of the California state flower.

 

 

 

Poppies are the state flower of California. The scientific name is Eschscholzia californiaca, California poppy, Californian poppy, golden poppy, California sunlight, and cup of gold.  The California Poppy is usually a light orange to bright orange color.

As a native of California, I have only heard of the California Poppy and Californian poppy. They are a drought tolerant flower, which could be why you can see them all they way down to Mexico.

California poppies grow everywhere in California spring, summer, and fall.  They have a very bluish pale green for leaves, with very odd shapes.  This type or color of greens is called glaucous which is a waxy white film over the plant. And you can wipe it away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful bright pink and white poppy called rose chiffon poppy in California, a pink rose color with white in the center, and the bluish green background of the glaceous leaves.
Beautiful variation of the orange poppy called Rose Chiffon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year in my flower garden some volunteer poppies came up.  Right in the edge of the rock garden.  I was so pleased.  Then, a pink with white poppy began to bloom.  It is called “rose chiffon” poppy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two California poppies one is the regular bright orange color. The other is a very light bright pink and white, this is a chiffon rose poppy, both in the same garden and volunteers! Amazing! Pictured is the orange and rose chiffon with a grey rock background and the glaucous leaves in the forground.
Beautiful orange California Poppy and a Chiffon Rose California Poppy a variation that is pink and white.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pale yellow colored California poppy called lemon bush.
Lemon Bush colored California Poppy

Then a pale yellow colored poppy popped up, this is called lemon bush poppy!

How amazing!

 

Bright red colored California poppy called Dali, bright red petals and orange inside, same glacous bluish green colored stem and leaves.
Dali California Poppy a red colored variation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then to my surprise, another color popped up!

Bright red! This one is called, Dali poppy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All of these beautiful poppies in the same spot in my garden!  I have only seen the pale yellow and orange poppies, never pink or red!  What a lovely surprise!

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