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Plants of Stone Lakes NWR

California Poppy

Annual Herb

California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica

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The California state flower since 1890, visitors to the California coast in the 1800s described the "golden" hills that were blanketed in California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica). The pollen-rich blooms attract native bees and honey bees as well as butterflies. Indigenous peoples used the California Poppy for food and medicine.

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