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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mellow Yellow, Color Carnival, Macro Flowers Saturday, Today's Flowers, Macro Monday / Matilija Poppy

I saw these "Fried Egg Flowers" at the Fullerton Arboretum yesterday.
I saw them on Ebie's post, from the Main Ingredient,  last week and had to get to the arboretum to see them for myself!

 These flowers are also known as the Matilija Poppy.

...or the Tree Poppy.

They like to reach for the sky!

They are massive shrubs.
These are growing on three sides of this building.
I am not sure why they can be called "Tree Poppies" when they grow as a shrub.
They can be found on hillsides in coastal canyons in Southern California and parts of Mexico.

Macro Flowers Saturday

Today's Flowers

Macro Monday

 Color Carnival

 Mellow Yellow

Mosaic Monday

33 comments:

maiaT said...

These poppies or Fried Egg Flowers are so, so beautiful Carolyn. I like the delicate crepe petals and the vivid orange middle.
Thanks for posting a picture of the whole plant, showing the shrub. I've never seen these flowers by us but I was looking for real poppies.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us at Macro Flowers Saturday.

Daniela said...

They are so beautiful, great shots :)

Xavi said...

Hi Carloyn,
I love this herbaceous plant of Romneya coulteri, just I have one in my garden with many flowers.
Here we call it fried egg.(Huevo frito).
Have a nice weekend.

Self Sagacity said...

Carolyn, I just took some pictures of these tree poppy myself. They are something else aren't they, the petals are so soft and silky like material.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Terrific mosaic Carolyn!! Love your series..nice job-

Scott said...

Those don't look real. The petals look like very thing crumpled paper. Great shots and thanks for sharing.

Manang Kim said...

I like this one wish it will grow up here in MI. Happy Sunday!

With Yellow

Ebie said...

Bravo, you did well, and better than my photos.

Not at all Carolyn, I do not mind. It is my pleasure to share with you where I have been to, that's what blogging is all about.

I just arrived from our picnic.

Mumsy said...

They are just gorgeous flowers! I love your macro shot, and they do look like "fried egg".

KMOYMAMA said...

I have never seen flowers like these. They really look like fried eggs in terms of colors.

Denise said...

That's a great name for them, the fried egg flower! A beautiful flower, and love all your photos. Thanks for sharing Carolyn, and have a great week.

"Lillagul" said...

What funny name :)
But I can understand why , they sure look like fried eggs :)
Lovely pictures all of them !

dot said...

How unusual and they really do look like fried eggs.

James said...

Beautiful! Poppies are great.

Jama said...

I've never seen these flower before,they are pretty! and that name fits to a t! lol

cheesecakepoi said...

Lovely poppies, I have seen one yet in real life.

My yellow post is posted. Have a great week ahead.

alf said...

your macro shots are great. those flowers are truly like sunny side up eggs. lol.have a great day.

serendipity woman said...

Fried egg flowers..I bow and declare, what will they think of next...
Beautiful Photos..
peace,
glenda

Naturegirl said...

Cetainly a stunner!They do resemble a fried egg!How about that Mother Nature!It's always wonderful to learn of new plants!

Kala said...

What gorgeous blossoms! - we don't have this shrub where I live.

Anonymous said...

the second one is marvelous...congrats
17 May 2010
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Hootin' Anni said...

So very pretty!!! It's like they're worshiping the sun.

GLASS EYE - my link if you'd like to view my macro this week.

Colleen said...

The second shot with it's intense color is my favorite.

32˙North said...

We have a lot of these growing in the neighborhood - they seem to thrive on neglect. They have such a nice grayish green foliage and the flowers are stunning - love your photos!

Amanda

Tricia said...

If you hadn't said their name, I would have guessed they were some kind of daisy! LoL! I really don't know the names of flowers, though, I just love seeing them!

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful poppies and the pictures were great. Have a wonderful weekend.

Marice said...

i havent seen something like that yet but those are beautiful :) thanks for sharing!

u may view mine here

Sharon Wagner said...

What a riot. The petals look like paper and the yellow fluff does look like an egg yolk.

Becky said...

They really do look like fried egg flowers. LOL. Happy MYM.

eileeninmd said...

Carolyn, they are cool looking poppy flowers. i like the name too very fitting!

Martha (MM) said...

Yes, they really do look like fried eggs! I've never seen them before. Very cool Carolyn!

Emm said...

Oooh, these are such beautiful plants! I have never seen white poppies before.

Linda :) said...

So Pretty!! :)