Having fun in a field of California poppies I found. Early spring 2010
California’s State flower, the California poppy is a perennial or annual growing to 5–60 in (13–150 cm) tall, with alternately branching blue-green foliage. the flower color ranges from yellow to orange, with flowering from February to September. The petals close at night or in cold, windy weather and open again the following morning, although they may remain closed in cloudy weather.