Wood Poppy - April 2013

cclaude

Swarthmore, United States

Artist's Description

FEATURED in WILDFLOWERS OF THE WORLD, in THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING and in CLOSEUPS IN NATURE

A bright wood poppy in my Pennsylvania garden

Stylophorum diphyllum, also called Celandine Poppy, is a native Virginia wildflower. It grows in moist woodlands all over the East Coast of the US.

140 VIEWS as of 12/11/2013

Plants grow about 1.5 feet tall from rhizomes. Leaves are pinnately cut and lobed. They grow from the base and off the flowering stems.
In spring, the deep yellow flowers of the Wood Poppy appear as a brilliant display on the forest floor. The flowers have 4 yellow petals, two soon falling sepals, many yellow-orange stamens, and a single knobby stigma. They appear in umbels of one or more flowers from early spring to early summer.

After fertilization, a bristly blue-green pod hangs below the leaves. Seeds with white elaiosomes ripen in midsummer and the pod opens by four flaps

Artwork Comments

  • kalaryder
  • cclaude
  • kalaryder
  • kalaryder
  • cclaude
  • MotherNature
  • cclaude
  • MaryinMaine
  • cclaude
  • AnnDixon
  • cclaude
  • Jeanette Muhr
  • cclaude
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.