Our first request for photos was the mega-bloom from last year, so here is a photo from 2019 of the poppies and green hills in Chino Hills State Park.
A little background: the California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) became the state flower in 1903–therefore it is protected. This means you can’t destroy, harm or pick the flower. (Which is actually true of all resources in our State Park system–rocks, feathers, branches, flowers, etc. are all protected.) The flower tends to be found in grasslands or sandy slopes and is endemic to the California Floristic Province, which means it is only found in that area (Southern Oregon/California/Baja California).