National Geographic : 1936 Mar
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by B.Anthony Stewart MOTOR VISITORS WALK KNEE-DEEP IN TIDES OF DELICATELY FRAGRANTDESERT FLOWERS For generations plant enthusiasts from many lands have botanized in California. A pioneer was Archibald Menzies, who came in1792 with Vancouver. He took many wild flowers back to Europe with him, and some are named for him. Today the familiarCalifornia-poppy, theState flower, isgrown in gardens all over the civilized world.