Pictured above is a small patch of California poppies. Its native habitat includes California and extends to Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora and northwest Baja California. The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is located in northern in Northern Los Angeles County.At the peak of the blooming season, orange flowers seem to cover all 1,745 acres of the reserve. Wikipedia
Usually a patch of lupines would be growing nearby.
The two side by side make a lovely contrast. However, we did not find them that year together.
When we were in the Burgundy region of France a few years ago, we found California poppies growing there also...
These lovely flowers became known as "California" poppies when the State deemed it its official state flower!