Saturday 24 June 2017

Geriatric Poppy

    Above is a photo of an over mature poppy flower that has dropped some of it’s petals.  This orange poppy is growing in our garden and has been doing so for decades.  In fact, this same poppy plant was doing its thing and growing way back when we bought the house in 1977.
    I don’t know what the life span of a poppy plant is, but surely 40 years must be pretty impressive.  It is surprising to me that even though this poppy clearly likes where it is growing,  it has never put out any new poppy offspring.  Maybe it isn’t finding the right pollinators?

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