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Can you please id this flower that grows here and there in my garden:

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The zone is 7. All photos are of separate plants.

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    A weed is just a plant where you don't want it to be. – Strawberry Jul 17 '18 at 11:59
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    “A weed is but an unloved flower.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox – 0112 Jul 17 '18 at 18:10
  • its a beautiful flower and I would love to hug it gently :) – undefined Jul 19 '18 at 8:49
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It's a California Poppy (national flower of California).

It's used as medicinal plant for various uses. California Poppy – Health Benefits and Side Effects

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That is a California poppy, Eschscholzia californica. There are various subspecies and cultivars, but the species is certain.

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Well, the distinction is really in the eye of the beholder. Since a wildflower is just a flower that was not intentionally seeded or planted, while a weed is defined by being undesirable.

So you like the flower? It's a pretty wildflower. You don't? It's a nasty weed.

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It's also called a Welsh poppy.

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