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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Beautiful purple flowers with tiny tiny petals, and very tall stem with very shart needles all over it and big bulbs under the purple flower.

Wild Chicory, Common Mullein, Sweet Peas, and Purple Thistle

Chicory growing, it is a cornflower blue color and has 10+ petals each petal has a ragged edge.
Wild Chicory in Trinity county.
These are all weeds and flowers that are wild in Trinity county, and some are native, some are not.  Chicory is a native or Trinity county, the light blue flower on the left.  And below also is  a picture of Chicory blooming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured below is wild sweet pea flowers, which are the pink flowers.  Also the tall yellow flower stalk is Verbascum thapsus great mullein or common mullein.  It is all over the place in Trinity county. This is a very large one and probably very old.

Verbascum thapsus, great mullein or common mullein
Verbascum thapsus, great mullein or common mullein
is a genus of perennial and biennial flowering plants in the Asteraceae.
Cirsium , known commonly as thistles

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Star Thistles and Chicory Wild Flowers, Trinity County

Chicory is a native wild flower in Trinity county, a pretty light blue (cornflower color) flower that is a member of the sunflower family.

These are probably some of the most painful stickers when walking on or through them. They are common in the summer.
The other blue flower is a native to Trinity county called Chicory and it’s a member of the sunflower family.  I would like to have more chicory in the yard than the star thistles.