Thursday, June 17, 2010
Papaver somniferum var. paeoniiflorum
Synonyms: Opium Poppy, Paeony Flowered Poppy
This flower was growing out behind the vegetable garden at the farm we were working at. It was totally new to me and it took a little research to figure out its name. I wish these pictures came out better but it was really overcast and windy and that made photography conditions difficult. Most of the flowers had already bloomed in the little patch but there were a few of these pink ones and a couple of a nice red type. The already spent flowers were displaying a nice seed head typical of the genus. Later when I return to that house I want to get a few seeds as I was reading they are easy to grow from seed.
This has been a good week for me. No doctor’s appointments at all for the first time since the end of February. I am now on a three or four-month rotation with all the different doctors and that is okay with me. I am waiting to hear from the new cardiologist at Columbia as to when I have to return but hopefully that will be in a few weeks.