Thursday, February 23, 2012
The California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) is a perennial and annual plant, native to the United States, and the official state flower of California.
Eschscholzia californica was the first named member of the genus Eschscholzia, which was named by the German botanist Adelbert von Chamisso after the Baltic German botanist Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, his friend and colleague on Otto von Kotzebue’s scientific expedition to California and the greater Pacific in mid-1810s aboard the Russian ship Rurik.
From wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_poppy
Posted by j at 10:23 PM