Sunday, May 17, 2009

Today's Flower - Matilija Poppy

I thought I'd post the flower that's in my header. It's called a Matilija Poppy, is native to Northwestern America,and grows up to about 8 feet tall. The bush in my first photo was just slight taller than I am and I'm 5'4". It blooms between May and July.




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28 comments:

VALKYRIEN said...

That is a tall flower! And so wonderful in both shape and color! Your closups are beautiful!

Leora said...

I love white flowers. And the little pompom gives it such character. Love shades of white. The crinkliness of the petals is like a bridal material.

Ebie said...

Love your header. The macro is so crisp and the petals are so white. Nice capture.

i beati said...

never seen it except here. Quite special

guild-rez said...

Exactly, that what I love about the Today's Flowers event:
See pictures of unusual plants and flowers.
Your poppy pictures are wonderful,thank you for sharing!!

Judy said...

Hard to imagine a poppy that tall!! But I love your photos of it!

Bim said...

What a gorgeous poppy - fresh and crisp and clear-coloured. Delicious.

Pacey said...

I love the whiteness and the golden yellow on the center, makes for a beautiful photo indeed.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Any poppy to me is absolutely incredible because they're hard to grow around here and are pretty rare in yards.

These are stunning. Wow. Your shots are remarkable!

Best,
Gina

Clueless in Boston said...

Very well done. Beautiful flowers.

Arija said...

A very beautiful flower, is it a variant of Papaver somnifera?

Arija said...

A very beautiful flower, is it a variant of Papaver somnifera?

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Wonderful flowers!
A different plant but also marvelous!
Thanks for sharing!

Luiz

Sara Chapman said...

That is a beautiful plant. It may be native to NW US, where I live, but I have never seen it. Impressive, and well photographed.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

8 Feet tall?? WOW!! That must be some plant to have in the garden TB. Fantastic shots these as usual.

magiceye said...

lovely presentation of a wonderful flower!

ButterYum said...

Ooh, beautiful. I've never seen this poppy before.
blewra

Blue said...

Wonderful pics.
We dont' have theses flowers in Finland.

Connie said...

I like the big ball of yellow in the middle of the white flower. That is so pretty.

Tulip said...

what a beautiful dainty white flowers. they are so pure like me. ",)

Happily Retired Gal said...

Thanks for the identifying information ... it's BEAUTIFUL ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Regina said...

So lovely. Great post as always.

fishing guy said...

T: Absolutely lovely capture of the flower in white and yellow.

Beautiful said...

I always love white flowers. They look so delicate and lovely.

Race said...

hose poppies are so beautiful, the contrast of the petals and the inside part of the poppy is striking, nice shot!

Denise said...

Fantastic!!! Wish I had some of those in my garden. Your header photo is gorgeous also.

BNS said...

Ooooh, that's a classy-looking poppy. Never saw a white one before.

Maria Berg said...

perfect shot the one in the middel - I like what I see, will come back once in awhile.

/Maria Berg, MB