This is part of our Lexington Inn SLO’s post series on 10 ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s day (thanks to the Tribune). We are at #8, which is “Discover the Pot of Gold”, i.e. California Poppies.
“The California poppy, the state flower of California, is also known as copa de oro, or cup of gold. Close enough to a pot, right? And early spring is the best time to see the flaming orange flowers in San Luis Obispo County” courtesy of the Tribune.
Our state flower the golden or California poppy is out in full force and makes a treasure of our verdant green hillsides. Unfortunately, they don’t do well when tamed (cut and put in a vase), so enjoy them au natural as you drive through our many rural and meandering roads.