Shirley Ward, FPSA, EPSA  

Matilija Poppy by Shirley Ward, FPSA, EPSA

June 2020 - Matilija Poppy

About the Image(s)

Matilija Poppy is a native of the dry foothills of central California....It is also known as the "Prickly Poppy" due to the fact that it has very thick thorns on their stems. It doesn't bloom every year, only when conditions are right...The petals are a very fragile tissue paper texture and can be up from 3-5 inches across.......They will shrivel up and die almost immediately when picked. So, they are NOT a cut flower...

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4 comments posted

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Interesting photo. The thorns on the plant, bare soil, and lighting gives it the impression of being in a hot environment.The flowers are sharp and slightly angled to give it a nice look. Good job.   Posted: 06/07/2020 12:40:29

Giuseppe Ciaccio   Giuseppe Ciaccio
Sharp image and good separation from the background. Nice job.   Posted: 06/07/2020 18:16:01

Brian Magor   Brian Magor
White flowers can be very difficult to get right. You have done well here.   Posted: 06/11/2020 11:42:23

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
nicely done. Colors complement each other. Great detail in the flowers.   Posted: 06/12/2020 19:31:29