Sunday, May 24, 2009

Matilija poppies

It is my birthday, so I'm going to post something pretty! These are Matilija poppies which are native to California. Their papery thin white petals and the yellow center give it the nickname of the "fried egg" flower. The ones shown here were on a bush that was probably over 10 feet tall.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, dear Felicia, and thank you for posting pictures of my beloved San Diego.

Sun May 24, 11:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TOG said...

We have a tree that grows in south Florida called the fried egg tree. It's a small tree from Africa. The proper name is Oncoba spinosa and is sometimes called Snuff-box Tree or Fried Egg Tree.

Sun May 24, 12:20:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday !
The matilijas are beautiful. I've always admired them, but haven't got out of my own way to get them into the landscape at the dry end of the house. The only things expanding over there are two kinds of jade plant, and several palms. (Why does anyone buy palm trees ?, (they grow like weeds on my property.)

Sun May 24, 02:47:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Alexandra said...

Aww, happy belated birthday! I hope it was a good one. :) Lovely photo, btw.

Wed May 27, 10:07:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Jilly said...

How utterly gorgeous and perfect for your birthday. Sorry I'm late but I do hope it was a good one.

Sun May 31, 05:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger ~Alissa said...

Happy Birthday!! Mine too!

Fri Jun 12, 11:30:00 AM PDT  

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