Monday, May 14, 2012

Matilija Poppy, Romneya coulteri

Matilija Poppy, Romneya coulteri. These wonderful, HUGE poppys have flowers the size of platters. They are California natives but are not particularly common, probably because the seed pods have evolved to need fire to trigger them to burst open and disperse the seed. This one is blooming in the back yard.

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