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Old 03-18-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Photos of California Poppies:
http://outdoorphotographermag.com/up...es-OP-1464.jpg

Photos of African Daisies:
african daisy flower pictures
The flowers do not look like either of those, same color as top picture, but looks like the bottom picture.
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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That looks like a lupine
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Originally Posted by cap1717 View Post
definatly Lupine. . . the (weedy) plants behind it are yellow fiddleheads.
Thanks Grannysroost & cap1717. I was wondering what the tiny little yellow flowers were too. Very difficult to get a good photo of the little fiddleheads!
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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if it looks like African Daisy and color of Cal poppy it IS African Daisy. . . Lots of them the same color as Cal poppies!
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I took a picture today since I am in town again, along Glendale/Lincoln there is tons of houses that let these flowers overtake their yard. Here is one shot I could get:

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Old 03-20-2010, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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those are definitely Mexican gold poppies/California poppies/AZ poppies. They're native and blooming out in the desert right now. Maricopa Mts. down in Sonoran National Monument are a good spot to see those.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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I honestly thought they were weeds, but beautiful weeds. Learn something new everyday.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Those are actually African Daises, not CA poppy's. Guaranteed. I've been there lived there and seen them grow year after year in that area.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:53 AM
 
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yes, they are probably African Daisies.....

they are definitely NOT weeds and look great this time of year....I'm jealous of yards with them.....homeowners take time to put them in, originally as seeds, and the results are awesome....come back year after year....they need some water, though
Bright Orange & Yellow Flowers - Weeds?-desert-flowers.jpg

I think of them as flowering weeds. I took this pic a couple of days ago of my next door neighbor's front yard. Everyone who see these things goes nuts. I go nuts when I keep finding them coming up in my lawn.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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the flowers in Karma's picture are African Daisies....they are a bit of a big tradition around here in some yards....the houses that get them covering the entire front yard look really impressive.....

I think you have to plant the seeds the first year and, with watering, they'll come back on their own in years to come....

they aren't native, though, to the Sonoran desert
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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They are not african daisies. They are native. Check Audubon North American Deserts and see for yourself. They're all over the desert, not just in people's yards. The people with those flowers in their yards buy "Desert Wildflower Mix" packets at the nursery. Not just around here, the other 3 deserts too. Death Valley has had very impressive blooms in recent years of those same flowers. I doubt African Daisies are carpeting all North American deserts taking over.
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