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Eschscholzia californica

Eschscholzia californica

This is the second appearance of California poppy on Botany Photo of the Day – I encourage you to read (or reread) the entry from the first time it appeared: Eschscholzia californica. Eschscholzia is one of forty-one genera in the the poppy family, Papaveraceae. This family is generally restricted to the Northern Hemisphere, but some members can be found in western South America and South Africa.

Flickr BPotD Group Pool Pics of the Day are photographs of Eschscholzia californica from different perspectives:

Off-topic, but I've been intending to highlight some of the web sites mentioning BPotD for a little while now. First of all, Foothills Fancies, a weblog by lichen-aficionado Sally White of Colorado mentions BPotD as her favourite botany blog – thanks Sally, I promise to have more lichens soon.

Top Ten Sources is a “directory of sites that bring you the freshest, most relevant content on the Web” chose BPotD as part of their Top Ten Sources for Gardening.

Finally, Brian Brown operates Pajama Market – Small Business Blog of the Day and selected BPotD as his Small Business Blog of the Day for April 6. Why? As Brian says, “I included this blog on this website because I think it is a perfect example of what a business can do to massively expand their exposure...” I don't know if I'd use the word “massively”, but there has certainly been an uptick in the number of people visiting the garden's web site thanks to BPotD (so thank you for visiting and revisiting!).

Photography / nature resource link: Flowers in Ultra-Violet by Norwegian nature photographer Bjørn Rørslett reveals the hidden patterns of flowers.


Eschscholzia californica - Z6 - RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

i just got back from the california poppy reserve - fields are just saturated with bright orange patches, sometimes almost in blocks of color. it is amazing

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