These golden wildflowers have been the state flower of California since 1903. Their habit of opening and closing with the sun makes them appropriate emblems for the Golden State; they also have a holiday all their own, since April 6 is official California Poppy Day. This poppy was the first identified member of the Eschscholzia genus, identified in 1816 by German botanist Adelbert von Chamisso on an exploratory voyage to California and the Pacific Northwest. Chamisso named the genus after a fellow botanist, Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, who accompanied him on the journey. In 1826, noted English botanist David Douglas gathered seed from this species for the Royal Botanical Society; this poppy became one of the first American poppies to cross the ocean to Europe.
First Quality Native Wildflower Seeds - Current Lab Test Data Shown on Packet
Exclusive Gold Vault Packaging - Provides 3X Longer Storage than Paper or Plastic with Triple Layer Mylar Gold Foil.
Resealable/Reusable Zipper Bag - Perfect for Storing Excess Seeds
Bulk Seed is Excellent for Immediate Planting or for Long Term Storage as an Emergency Seed Vault
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