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More information about this landmark: Point Buchon poppy meadows, California
Adelbert von Chamisso in 1817 noticed the beautiful California poppy and gave its scientific description and name - Eschscholzia californica Cham. Expedition did not go far inland - flower was noticed and described near the sea at San Francisco. In fact the sight of golden meadows from the ship had to be very impressive.
One of the best seaside poppy meadows is located at Point Buchon. Often in spring this approximately 6 km long and up to 0.8 km wide stretch of seaside plain is covered with millions of bright orange California poppies.
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