And now for the white of a white prickly poppy
The fragile petals of Argemone albiflora account for the white in the white prickly poppy. Here’s an early one I found along Clovis Street in southeast Austin on March 25th. Compared to the flower’s bright white, the field beyond looks dull even though the sun was shining in a clear sky. The navy blue flowers were bluebonnets and the magenta ones were phlox. I’m not sure about the yellow wildflowers but I’ll give you my guess next time.
And here to complement the side view of the white prickly poppy is a close-up from May 9 in Great Hills Park that looks down into the center of one of these flowers. Can you say crinkled?
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