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California Poppy Season

"In the dance of the wind, the California poppies sway—a golden state's treasure unfurling in the sun."

California poppies, with their vibrant hues of orange, yellow, and red, paint the state's landscapes with bursts of color each spring. Officially designated as the state flower in 1903, these resilient blossoms are a spectacular testament to nature’s artistry. Thriving in both desert and coastal environments, California poppies are not just beautiful but also remarkably adaptive, often blossoming en masse to create a dazzling display that can be seen from miles away. This phenomenon, known as a "super bloom," occurs following unusually wet winters, transforming ordinary fields and hillsides into brilliant, undulating carpets of color that attract visitors from around the globe, eager to witness this natural spectacle firsthand. Its native habitat includes California and extends to Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora and northwest Baja California. The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is located in northern Los Angeles County. At the peak of the blooming season, orange flowers seem to cover all 1,745 acres of the reserve. Other prominent locations of California poppy meadows include Bear Valley (Colusa County) and Point Buchon (San Luis Obispo County). Poppy hunters will often share the locations of superblooms by word of mouth in order to keep these rare sites from being trampled by onlookers! 🧡 💙 💚

Home to The Red Thistle Dancers (and their namesake native flower), this Bay Area, California Scottish dance and music performance group inspired this website.  And in addition to the red thistle, another spectacular native flower is the state flower of California, the California Poppy, which has a dedicated day.


California poppies are often seen on the roadside of highways, as they thrive in disturbed soils, but seasonal poppy superblooms occur in special meadows in various locations which make for spectacular viewing.

Eschscholzia californica (also called the California poppy, golden poppy, California Sunlight, and Cup of Gold) is a species of flowering plant in the Papaveraceae familynative to the United States and Mexico. It is an ornamental plant flowering in summer, with showy cup-shaped flowers in brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow (occasionally pink).

It became the official state flower of California in 1903.

This tartan was designed by Carol A.L. Martin and takes as its colours the splash of the bright orange poppies against an azure sky. 

For a list of some of the best poppy meadows soon to be blooming in the state of California, click the poppies!

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