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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A-Z Blogging Challenge-P



I can't think of the letter P without thinking about POPPIES. A California native flower and it's state flower as well. Here's what California used to look like before shopping malls.






Anyone from a state with a state flower that starts with P? Better yet, what is your state flower? Is it still treasured? Beautiful?


Be sure to HOP around and say hi to others who are in on this wildly wonderful A-Z Blogging Challenge.


26 comments:

  1. My hometown, Ipoh, is known as the Bougainvillea City.

    J.C. Martin
    A to Z Blogger

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  2. Poppies are beautiful! The state flower here is the rhododendron. :)

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  3. i can never see or think about poppies without thinking of the wizard of oz :)

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    1. Funny, I didn't think about the Wizard when I posted this.

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  4. I live in Canada. My province's flower starts with a w. Wildrose.

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  5. Poppies are gorgeous. Sadly I'm not 100% sure what Michigan's state flower is, I want to guess Apple Blossom and Google's 'best guess' confirms that...but it doesn't sound all that definite. xD

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  6. Wow. It's been a long time since I've let you know I'm still here, reading your blog. Shame on me! You brought me right back to my childhood backyard in Oregon that was full of California poppies. Thank you!

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  7. Poppies are so pretty! Love the picture you included. I live in CT and the state flower is the mountain laurel. I am not sure if I have ever seen one here- which seems odd!

    ~Jess

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  8. What a beautiful picture. I'd love to see a huge field of poppies such as that one.

    The New Jersey state flower is the violet, yet I can't recall when I've seen a violet growing wild around here. And I live in a rural part of the state.

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    1. Ironically, you're just as likely to see violets in lawns and on roadsides. We have a ton of 'em here just over the border in Pennsylvania!

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  9. I grew up in New Mexico - state flower is the yucca. I now live in Colorado - state flower is the columbine.
    New Mexico not only has the usual state flower, animal, bird, etc, it also has an official state question: "Red or green?"
    I am so geeking out right now!

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  10. I have no idea what our state flower is here. (Kudzu?) We do get poppies that look like those here.

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  11. I live in WI no idea what the state flower is, probably something that can live in snow. But I'm from TX and our state flower starts with a b, Blue bonnet.

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  12. That's a great picture! :)

    I'm not sure what the state flower for my state is . . .


    The Golden Eagle
    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

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  13. The Bluebonnet is Texas' state flower and they've been so pretty this spring. They're planted along the highways and brighten up the scenery. They're beginning to fade now. Wish they lasted longer.

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  14. You can still find areas like that in CA! Few & far between, but they can be found!

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  15. Pennsylvania's state flower is the mountain laurel, which is quite lovely.

    I do like poppies, too--they're such sunny flowers!

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  16. I adore the CA. poppies. I've been to the annual Poppy Festival in the Antelope Valley, and every year in May my family makes the trek to go visit the poppy fields. Breathtaking.

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  17. Poppies are so pretty! I always think of the Wizard of Oz when I think of them :) And my mom's garden!

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  18. Does a Provincial flower count (I'm in Canada)?

    I was about to say ours in BC is the Dogwood, then I double-checked and was delighted to see it is actually the Pacific Dogwood. Happy coincidence!

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  19. The state flower of Texas is the bluebonnet. It is most beloved.

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  20. Lovely picture. I was born in California and remember well the surprise of poppies growing wild by the side of the road. Now I live in Washington. Our state flower? Fabulous Rhododendrons!

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  21. Bring back California and PLEASE bring back poppies.

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  22. That is a pretty picture of those Poppies. No, however, I don't know what my state flower is but I'll look it up...because you asked and it's early and sunny outside I'm not in a funky mood yet, lol.

    Ok, so, it looks like the Pennsylvania state flower is the Mountain Laurel. I'm not too familiar with it but it's a pink and white flower that blooms in late May through June and was enacted by the General Assembly on May 5, 1933.

    Boy that didn't take long at all. Cheers!

    ~Nicole
    Blog: The Madlab Post
    *Rockin' the A to Z Challenge!*
    @MadlabPost on Twitter

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  23. Hi Lee .. well you sent me off to find out our County flower here - I had no idea .. it's the Round Headed Rampion .. apparently with a connection to the fairy tale Rapunzel, as set out by the Brothers Grimm ... I should probably tell Teresa of Journaling Woman this .. as she's writing Grim Tales based on the Brothers Grimm ..

    So you see you sent me off in all directions and now I know what our County flower is .. and it's rather pretty and blue ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  24. Wow- to be in a field of orange flowers would give me great excitement and pleasure!

    Orange is my favorite color and very healing!

    Black Eyed Susan is Maryland's State flower.

    I'm a nature person so , I always take time to stop and smell the flowers. I like them to know that I appreciate them and that they add to my life!

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