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California Poppy Time–in November?

November 17, 2011

A nice damp night and cool morning let dew sparkles linger in my backyard patch of California native plants.

As I was thinning wildflower seedlings–exuberantly jumping up everywhere after perfect fall rains–I noticed a brand-new California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) sprout still sporting its seed cap.

California poppy sprouting

A little larger plant balanced garden globes on its leaf-tips:

November morning dew on California poppy

And farther down the path I found one decorated in a completely different way:

Tiny pearls on poppy leaves

Although the main blooming season for California’s state flower is in the spring, these sturdy plants can blossom year ’round here in Southern Cal–and this sunny morning I found exactly one droopy orange flower:

November California poppy

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  1. November 17, 2011 6:37 pm

    The photos as well as the flowers are Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them!

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