I always look forward to the coming of Spring each year for a number of reasons, one of which is to see what new surprises my poppy plants can produce.
This year they have not let me down and have surprised me with a completely new mutation: A two-headed poppy!! 🙂
You can compare the size of the mutated flower with a normal poppy next to it ( that one was only open on the day i took this shot). If you look closely and follow the stem holding the original seedpod and the mutated second flower down toward the leaves you can see that there is another stem coming from out of a single stalk making 3 poppy heads on a single stalk! (One has dropped it’s petals, one is the mutation, which is the same age as the single pod (4 days), and the one in the middle is brand new).
The poppy on the right is from a separate stalk/plant.