Orange Horned Poppy

Photo by Gayla Trail  All Rights Reserved

This is the flower of the horned poppy (Glaucium flavum), another from Barry’s garden.

It’s a stunning flower, but what I really like about this plant are the blue/green leaves. They have a very interesting shape and structure, and are covered with tiny hairs. They’re the kind of leaves Karl Blossfeldt would have photographed. I checked my book shelf and they’re not in there, but that’s not to say he didn’t, just that they aren’t in the book I have.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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3 thoughts on “Orange Horned Poppy

  1. Ooh, poppies and Karl Blossfeldt! This is the post for me. I love his work, and I LOVE poppies.

  2. The foliage, is also remarkable in as much as it emerges from the snow in Spring in a tight rosette. The centre of the rosette is evergreen (everblue/green) all winter.

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