Caltrans or Local California?
The true variety of local poppies are golden like sunshine puddled onto grass. And the ones planted by Caltrans or purchased at nurseries are orange like a rich Oriental Silk. Which do you prefer?
If I could only have one, I’d pick the yellow sunshine poppies but, I love them all.
Yes, all–because the natives and imports mingled pollen and produced some amazing combinations of gold and orange together. You can see a few of the variegated in the lower left of my photo.
Photo taken yesterday not far from the Sawblade in Phillipsville.