What is the State Flower of California?

What is the State Flower of California?

California poppy is the state flower of California. The scientific name of California poppy is EschscholziaCalifornica.In 1903, the state body of California have been selected the California poppyas the State flower of California. The people of California has a great tale that blue blood runs through California poppyand that is why it is declared as State flower of California. It is also known as the flame flower, la amapola, and copa de oro (cup of gold).

State Flower California Facts:

  • Common Name:  California poppy
  • Genus:  Eschscholzia
  • Species:  Californica
  • Found in:  Himalayan top passes at elevation of around 3000m to 4000m above sea level
  • Color: Red, white, purple, and pink
  • Number of petals:  5
  • Form of the tree:  Round
  • Time of blooming: June to August.
  • Purpose:  Fragrant
  • Leaves:  Ornamental
  • Symbolism:  Royal/Blue blood

California poppyis the favorite state flower symbol of the California’s people. It grows all over the Himalaya and they have to fight for survival in life-threatening conditions like minus temperature. Blue poppy grow in sandy and moist soil and its need huge amount of moisture to grow. California poppyis called one time flower. 4/5 flowers come in one stem. To grow a plant, it takes two to three years after seeding in the soil.

California poppymostly grow abundantly in mountain pass of California. It is a rare flower and now it will going to be quite rare due to random depleting. One of the main reason of depletion of blue poppy is the people of other district dig away for planting it in their own area. 150 blue poppies were spotted in 1990 but by the late 2002 the number is depleted to only 11 spot consensus conducted by the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature. Poppy seeds have great nutritional value.

  • Poppy seeds (Papaversomniferum),
    Nutritional value per 100 g.
  • Energy:   525 Kcal 26%
  • Carbohydrates:  28.13g 22%
  • Protein:  17.99g 32%
  • Total Fat:  41.56g 139%
  • Dietary Fiber:  19.5g 51%
  • Electrolytes:
    Sodium 26 mg 2%
    Potassium 716 mg 15%
    Calcium 1438 144%
    Magnesium 347 mg 87%
    Copper 01.627 mg 181%
    Manganese 6.707mg 292%
    Iron 9.76mg 122%
    Selenium 13.5mg 24%
    Zinc 7.9mg 72%
    Phosphorus 870mg 124%

The California poppy has great medical value. Its leaves are used to prepare Herbal Tea, which are very useful for herbal treatment of High Blood Pressure. Blue poppy seeds are used for Diarrhea and abdominal Cramps. It is also helpful for constipation problem. The seed paste of blue poppy used as muscular pain reliever. The seed contain Oleic acid that is helpful for the treatment of breast Cancer.

To sum up, the California poppy flower is the most attractive flower in California. It is the symbol of Royalty as well as symbol of blue blood. People of California have reasonably selected the California poppy as the State Flower of California.


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