Grace of Matilija Poppy

Matilija poppies are magical.  I love the way light and shadow plays off the parchment-like petals.Image

As if that is not enough they literally dance in the slightest breeze.


Their scent is one of the sweetest and most delicate you can imagine.

Many people here know them as ‘fried egg plants’.  Even if that is what they resemble, to me that is a misnomer and an indignity to this graceful, elegant member of the floral kingdom.


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Posted on August 3, 2013, in Garden, Native Plants and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. the petals moving in the air look like a veil taken away by the breeze

  2. Thanks for your comments! Much appreciated.

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