In 1903 the poppy from the Antelope Valley was named the State Flower
of California. The Antelope Valley is located 15 miles west of the Highway 14 near the city of Lancaster.
The botanical name for the poppy is Eschscholtzia Californica, originating from the poet-naturalist Adelbert
Von Chamisso in 1816.
The poppy has 4 to 8 petals, ranging from colors of deep orange to yellow, and can grow anywhere from 6 to 18
inches in height.