A beautiful image and I love the pod peeking out from underneath. I'm not very knowledgeable about poppies though I love them...
A google search showed me this -- it might be a corn poppy...The Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) is a fabulous plant pictured here and as a bud below. This is the renowned Flanders Field Poppy, and is also known as the Shirley or field poppy. It is an annual that self seeds readily. In spring or early summer, the interesting-looking buds open into beautiful single, semi-double, or double flowers on 2 foot stems in pink, red, white, and yellow. This variety of poppy is a show-stopper when massed in the garden.
Thanks so much Sherry ! And taking the time to google it - i just did a quick search before i posted it - but didn`t find anything - there`s so many varieties !
I'll also check through Al's gardening books...he's got so many and I'm sure I'll find this. I'd love to grow these but my garden just doesn't have "it", whatever "it" is that is beneficial to them. My father-in-law had masses and they still grow in his garden though he hasn't been with us for 10 years...they're very hardy!
Beautiful poppy, so different than the one I have
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