A Yellow Icelandic Poppy

I found out an interesting fact: Icelandic Poppies are native to the U.S.A. So why do they call it an Icelandic Poppy? Maybe it’s because it tolerates the colder weather so well. Although this has not been a particularly cold winter here in California, these thrive nonetheless in our garden. I snapped this shot today under cloudy skies to show the subtle beauty of this bloom in subdued light.

For more information on “Papaver nudicaule” see this page at Dave’s Garden:

PlantFiles: Detailed information on Iceland poppy, Arctic Poppy (Papaver nudicaule)

Family: Papaveraceae (puh-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: nudicaule (new-dee-KAW-lee) (Info)