Sunday, April 11, 2010

Flower of the Month: California Poppy

West Sacramento is enjoying the California Golden Poppies in bloom this year in the landscaping along Jefferson Boulevard. The blooming period for this poppy generally is April- August and each night or in overcast weather these brilliant flowers close waiting for the sun to show their full glory.
Trivia: California poppy leaves were used medicinally by Native Americans, and the pollen was used cosmetically. The seeds are used in cooking.

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