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What is California’s State Flower?
California State Flower - California Poppy (Eschscholzia
California’s state flower was chosen in 1903,
and is the poppy. There are many different species
of poppy, and they have flowers of every color.
The opium poppy is widely used throughout the
world: for opium, and for poppy seeds and poppyseed
oil used for cooking. The scientific name for
is the California poppy, or Eschscholzia californica.
Color ranges from yellow to orange.
April 6, is poppy day for California. California
Indians cherished the poppy as both a source of
food and for oil extracted from the plant. Its
botanical name, Eschsholtzia californica, was
given by Adelbert Von Chamisso, a naturalist and
member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences, who
dropped anchor in San Francisco in 1816 in a bay
surrounded by hills of the golden flowers. Also
sometimes known as the flame flower, la amapola,
and copa de oro (cup of gold), the poppy grows
wild throughout California. It became the state
flower in 1903. Every year April 6 is California
Poppy Day, and Governor Wilson proclaimed May
13-18, 1996, Poppy Week.