California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: This bright and gorgeous orange flowering perennial is native to California’s Pacific slopes and mountains. This implies that California poppy likes good drainage and can take periods of drought and like any Californian, loves the sun! In colder climates it acts as an annual, which can reseed. Sow seeds in winter or early spring to mimic how it grows in it’s native habitat. It’s short stature makes it pleasant in a border, brightening it’s surroundings.
PART USED: flowering tops
FUNCTION: Promotes a healthy nervous system and sleep pattern.