Thursday, June 18, 2009

Matilija Poppy

The flowers can get up to 5 inches across.

Do you want toast with that?
Looks like a sunny-side-up egg!

The Matilija poppy or tree poppy is a poppy of Southern California and Northern Mexico, belonging to the poppy family (Papaveraceae). They are perennial subshrub with a woody stem. They may grow to a height of 2.5 meters (8 ft) and a width of 1 m (35 in), with the flowers up to 13 cm (5 in) across. The silvery green leaves are deeply cut, with a small fringe of hairs at the margin. They are notable for their large white flowers with intense yellow centers, blooming in summer. These flowers prefer a warm, sunny spot and fertile soil with good water drainage. They are not easily grown, and also difficult to remove.


  1. Fabulous flower. I'd like to grow that but read it's difficult. Super capture.

  2. A hearty and beautiful plant and flower like that must require a lot of water. I hope the drought doesn't have an effect on them


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