Photograph of Poppies in bloom in Southern Arizona. They signal the coming of Spring here in the Sonoran Desert. This brilliant yellow-to-orange flower with varieties showing peripheral white, blooms from March to April in our area, depending on winter rains. The flower remains open only in full sunlight. Photographed in the Sonoran Desert in Green Valley, Arizona.
Kallstroemia grandiflora – Arizona Poppy
Common Names: Arizona Poppy, Arizona Caltrop, Mexican Poppy
Habitat: Desert, Upland. It grows in desert washes, along roadsides, and in sunny, open areas.
Flower Color: Golden orange, Golden yellow
Description: The flowers are up to 2 1/2 inches (6 cm) wide and have 5 petals with raised, orange veins and dark red-orange at the base of the petals. In favorable areas, the blooming plants can create large-scale wildflower displays.
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