California Poppies are the low-maintenance, vibrant gems your garden's been craving. They're like a burst of sunshine, easy to care for, and they just keep on blooming.
Meet the Eschscholzia californica, or the California Poppy, a breathtaking native flower found along the U.S. West Coast. These lovelies paint your garden with 4-petal patterns of orange and yellow, its main identification features, and don't demand much fuss. Interestingly, they're kin to the opium poppy, both belonging to the Papaveraceae family.