An annual poppy native to western North America that is cultivated for its brilliant yellow or orange flowers.
- Eschscholzia californica, family Papaveraceae
- In spring, the hills shine an almost Irish green; patches of California poppies glow brilliant yellow orange.
- The three flowers to be voted upon included the California poppy, the Mariposa lily, and the Matilija poppy.
- Among them were orange and yellow California poppies; their sunny blooms have returned every year since.
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