Tuesday, April 29, 2014

wind poppy ~ 04/29/14 ~ Pinnacles


Last week, I think I only found 1 wind poppy, and this week, quite a few are showing up on shady slopes.  Wind poppies always seem to look a little wind blown to me.  The petals are so irregular.  They're surprisingly tall for such a small flower.  It's one of my favorites.


biobabbler said...

Wow! I've never SEEN one of those and, aside from the obv. Calif. poppy, didn't know we even had other native poppies. What a gorgeous thing! Thank you for the edification. =)

Katie (Nature ID) said...

bb, I posted another Papaver for you, this time a fire poppy: http://natureid.blogspot.com/2014/05/fire-poppy-050114-fort-ord.html. Btw, there are a ton of native poppies in CA: http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/specieslist.cgi?where-family=PAPAVERACEAE