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California poppy

Eschscholzia californica

Description:

Californian poppy is found in South Africa and India and probably in many places around the globe. You can find more info about this poppy from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Californian...

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6 Comments

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

Yeah the place where I found it seemed amazing to me as well. That is why I was in doubt.

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

I did not know it grew in South Africa. Now I am pretty convinced that its Californian poppy. Thanks for the ID Wendy.

Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 8 years ago

I have see the map where you found it...what amazing topography! Guess there aren't many gardens that high up! so yes very interesting!

Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 8 years ago

In South Africa, it is part of most gardens; grows like a weed in my garden! Think it was brought over due for ornamental purposes.

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

Hi Wendy Clapham, I thought it would be Eschscholtzia californica but I wonder how it reached India.

Wendy Clapham
Wendy Clapham 8 years ago

Yes it is - Eschscholtzia californica
Bright and pretty! Also used in herbal medicine for it's calming effects.

namitha
Spotted by
namitha

Himachal Pradesh, India

Spotted on Aug 22, 2010
Submitted on Aug 25, 2012

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