plume poppy – macleaya

11 Jul

Plume poppies are large (6′ or more tall) perennials with beautifully lobed leaves that are grey/green on top and nearly white underneath.   The flowers don’t so much have petals as numerous stamens (see detail below).  As the flowers drop, they leave airy looking seed pods that are a little more brownish than the flowers but that stay on until Fall.plume poppy 013  (Click on either picture to get a closer look.)

plume poppy

plume poppy


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