|Copyright: Muhammad Shaukat (shaukatmi)
|Date Taken: 2016-04-24|
|Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-04-25 14:36|
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|This beautiful California poppy plant which grows wild and is extremely hardy. |
Inset the Golden flower.
Species: E. californica
Eschscholzia californica (California poppy, Californian poppy, golden poppy, California sunlight, cup of gold) is a species of flowering plant in the family Papaveraceae, native to the United States and Mexico, and the official state flower of California.
It is a perennial or annual growing to 5–60 in (13–152 cm) tall, with alternately branching glaucous blue-green foliage. The leaves are alternately divided into round, lobed segments. The flowers are solitary on long stems, silky-textured, with four petals, each petal 2 to 6 cm (0.79 to 2.36 in) long and broad; flower color ranges from yellow to orange, with flowering from February to September in the northern hemisphere (spring, summer, autumn). The petals close at night or in cold, windy weather and open again the following morning, although they may remain closed in cloudy weather. The fruit is a slender, dehiscent capsule 3 to 9 cm (1.2 to 3.5 in) long, which splits in two to release the numerous small black or dark brown seeds. It survives mild winters in its native range, dying completely in colder climates.
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- [2016-04-25 21:42]
beautiful, good to see the yellow poppy instead of red.
- [2016-04-26 4:31]
Hi Muhammad,beautiful yellow poppy living in this wall,curious capture for this interesting specie,and nice idea the open flowers on the right of compositon,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- [2016-04-26 6:41]
Lovely! I would have cropped out the house above the wall.
Ciao Muhammad, nice see flowers from stone, lovely composition with fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio