The California Poppy

Said to be found in forest, chaparral (hardy shrubland), grassland, northern coastal scrub, and coastal prairie, California poppies / California gold poppies / Eschscholzia californica seem thought to grow at elevations between -10 and 11,310 feet (-3 and 3447 meters). According to legend, California poppies are native to western North America: California, coastal Oregon, southern […]

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The Fivespot

The fivespot, not the desert fivespot, Eremalche rotundifolia, but the fivespot, Nemophila maculata, is said to grow in the Sierra Foothills of California. It is written that the Fivespot seems to like sandy, somewhat alkaline soils which drain fast, or, at least, not slowly. Though from California, rumor is that the Fivespot doesn’t like it […]

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