Annual Herb

California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica

Max Height:

Max. height: .5-2ft.

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.