Wordless Wednesday – 7/5/14 – Papaver orientale bud

Opium Poppy buds

Papaver orientale buds


8 Comments on “Wordless Wednesday – 7/5/14 – Papaver orientale bud

  1. I have had lovely pink opium poppy growing each year for 50 years! My last cottage garden I had hundreds in a special patch. I only have a few random ones here but have given lots of seeds away!

  2. What lovely plump buds just waiting to open. But I don’ t think that they are Opium poppies Helen, they have the lovely hairy leaves of Papaver orientale. Papaver somniferum leaves are glaucous.

    • Arh thank you Chloris – I thought that was wrong but am so busy this week forgot to check – will change header

    • Hi Kim
      Took photo at garden visited so am afraid there won’t be a follow up

  3. I love to watch them swelling and wait for that first hint of colour – although the same is true of any bud, I suppose!

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