These poppies could almost be an addition to my perennially popular post about the similarity of double roses, camellias and peonies.
Technically Papaver somniferum, these ornamental annuals are often sold as seed strains under the name ‘peony poppies’, and are available in a decent range of colours. ‘Black’ forms are rich, dark purples, as so often with flowers.
My final shot today is of a double pink poppy with fringed petals not unlike like the lockdown haircuts many people are sporting, if we set aside the colour. Nice to see a plant showing solidarity with us humans!
Shared as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day.