The Golden Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) is a flowering plant in the Papaveraceae family. It is also known as the California Poppy, California Sunlight, and Cup of Gold.
It is native to the United States of America and Mexico.
It grows to 13-152 centimetres (5-60 inches) tall.
It has blue-green foliage.
The cup-shaped, silky flowers can be red, orange, and yellow. They are solitary on a long stem. The four petals measure 2-6 centimetres (1-2 inches) long and broad. The petals close at night.
The fruit is a slender capsule about 3-9 centimetres (1-4 inches) long.
The Golden Poppy blooms from February to September in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photographed at the Paris Botanical Garden, France, April 2022.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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