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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Bright reddish orange flower oriental poppy with a dark purple blackish center that looks like a huge button.

Oriental Poppies at the Highland Art Center, Weaverville, CA

Bright orange, reddish colored oriental poppies at the Weaverville, Highland Art Center, CA. They are gorgeous!
These beautiful flowers are at the Highland Art Center.

These poppies are magnificent!  They are bright orange color, with hints of red and a very dark purple black to them.  These particular flowers have been growing at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, for many years. I haven’t seen any as large anywhere else in California, but I am sure they are out there!

These poppies usually bloom in May, or late May, so you have time to make it there this year.  If you visit Weaverville, California, and enjoy art, you should stop in at the Highland Art Center. They are located on Main street.  If you go in the spring, spring you will also see these wonderful flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

Oriental poppies in the yard of the Highland Art Center in historic Weaverville, CA, these are huge bright orange red colored flowers that have a huge black purple center and lots of greenery to contrast.
Oriental Poppies in northern California, town of Weaverville.

 

Also known as Papaver oreientale, these flowers are from the Caucuses of Turkey and northern Iran.  The are similar to ranuncula flowers, which are wonderful also.  I will have to go by the Art Center and see what they are looking like this year!

 

Beautiful close up of one bright organge poppy with greenery and an unopened bloom.
Papaver Orientale or Oriental Poppies.

 

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This large orange poppies with black centers, and dark purple centers are almost waist high. They are magnificient.

Oriental Poppies, Highland Art Center, Weaverville, CA

Papaver Orientale or Oriental Poppy at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California.
Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orentale.

These bright orange and eggplant blackish color poppies are just gorgeous! They are really big too!  They are at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California.  Obviously, they have been growing for a very long time.

If you have time this weekend you should stop by and check out the flowers, they are beautiful!  You can’t just see them driving by, you have to get out and walk to the left of the art center. You really should stop by anyway.   The art center always has really nice handmade gifts, jewelry, art, great for birthdays, and what have you.

The Highland Art Center is a great place to enjoy some flowers in the spring, get some great art, jewelry, and lots of other handmade gifts!  Visit this weekend to see the Oriental Poppies!

http://www.highlandartcenter.org

Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA Northern Califiornia, Veroniqque, Trinity County

Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA , Veroniqque, Northern California

Beautiful Oriental Poppy

Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA
Oriental Poppy or papaver Orientale
Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA , Veroniqque, Northern California, Trinity County
Oriental Poppy, Eggplant Black and Bright Orange
Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA , Veroniqque, Northern California
Field of Oriental Poppies

 

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California state flower is the poppy, Veroniqque, northern california flowers.

California Poppies blooming in Northern California

California’s state flower is the poppy.  They are bright orange, and yellowish color and bloom all throughout California and other states also.  The poppies bloom in the spring, summer and also the fall, so they are a lasting flower.  You are not supposed to pick the California poppy, and they don’t last long in the water anyway, or do well, so it’s better to just leave them be.

California state flower is the poppy, Veroniqque, northern california flowers.
California Poppies
California state flower is the poppy, Veroniqque, northern california flowers.
California poppies are blooming now.
California state flower is the poppy, Veroniqque, northern california flowers.
Bright orange California poppies.
California state flower is the poppy, Veroniqque, northern california flowers.
California Poppy

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