Monday, June 29, 2009

Prickly

This beautiful specimen is a Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleicantha? - There are a lot of similar varieties of Argemone).

I find it very interesting to look at due to the juxtaposition of the delicate papery petals and the prickly appearance of the rest of the plant. But, the sight of all that pollen is almost enough to make my eyes water and nose itch.

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6 comments:

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful (achoo!)

Mellow Yellow Monday

SouthLakesMom said...

Exquisite! And the pollen -- like fingerprint powder! Once transported, it is ubiquitous!

VALKYRIEN said...

Enlarging your photos is always a thrilling experience! This one is so crispy and clear! Gorgeous shot of a puppy I have never heard of!

Carol said...

Beautiful...a lot of details, and I like the composition

lissa said...

love that, I too like the contrast between the delicate and the sharp edges of the leaves(?)

ms toast burner said...

Beautiful!