Sunday, June 20, 2010



Coulter's matilija poppy
Romneya coulteri
Papaveraceae

I'm adding the label of the fried egg poppy to garden plants, even though it is a native wildflower to some parts of California. This particular plant is easily 10 feet tall with 7 inch wide flowers and is going gangbusters right now.

7 comments:

Ram said...

beautiful flowers... :)

Nature ID said...

Hi Ram. Welcome to my blog. So, where in India are you? I visited Chennai for a week a couple years back.

Janet said...

The one we put in the front yard in autumn is in full flower now, rising above the farewell-to-spring

Susan said...

Love the name fried egg poppy..gorgeous plant!Just read about some daffodils called oranges and vanilla...flowers are making me hungry!

Erica Lea said...

Gorgeous flowers! I'd love to come upon these in the wild:-)

biobabbler said...

So beautiful! LOVE that first shot--wow. Amazing detail.

Nature ID said...

Janet, your garden must be incredible! Post some pics when you get a moment. Susan, always glad to have you visit my blog. Erica, apparently you have to head south to see true natives in the wild and they're nowhere near as big as the plant I have pictured. Biobabbler, I enjoy, as always, your continuing enthusiasm. Thanks, ladies, for your comments!