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Mexican Gold Poppies

Rains make summer poppies pop up

Rains make summer poppies pop up

Summer poppies are misnamed - they're not really in the poppy family but in the same family as the familiar creosote bush. They tend to appear in clumps rather than in vast foral carpets. The ones pictured were found along Gates Pass Road.

August 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Rains make summer poppies pop up

Rains make summer poppies pop up

Catch a glimpse of a big clump of dazzling summer poppies in the desert and you might think someone had rolled the calendar back to spring.

August 10, 2013 12:00 am Video Loading…
Thanks to some winter rain, spring bloom's here after all

Thanks to some winter rain, spring bloom's here after all

Patches of Mexican poppies are popping up along the Sutherland Trail in Catalina State Park north of Tucson, courtesy of late rains.

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