Man, I love California poppies. Along with the cheery but intense colour, the petals’ rough-ish textures make me think of Japanese architectural woodwork. [Hmph. It’s been suggested that these are Iceland poppies. Maybe so.]

We have a big patch in the back yard; here are two views.

California poppy patch
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California poppy patch

The closer you get, the better they look.

California poppies

I was enjoying the dappled shade, but in another corner of the lawn some were in full sunlight.

Sunlit California poppies


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From: bbum (May 11 2007, at 23:18)

Beautiful flowers, yes.

But... California Poppy? I'm not so sure! Or, at least, it is a radically different variety than anything within our neighborhood!

This is the growth habit of a CA poppy:

And this is a detail of the flower:


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