FOTD – October 22 – More Of My Poppies

My Poppies are beginning to fade as their season nears it’s end for yet another year. Happily however, they are still managing to produce even more amazing variations from the ‘plain’ red remembrance poppy theme.

(Click on image to open in a new window and click again to expand) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - Poppy 2This two-tone beauty also has a very unusual black ‘cross’, starting from a thin and pale base near the seed tube a deep black patch appears toward the middle of each petal.  🙂

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lovewillbringustogether - Poppy 1

A light dew has glazed the petals of this pink poppy with microfine drops and has a golden halo of anthers surrounding it’s seed pod. 🙂

lovewillbringustogether - Poppy 3Four very different flowers growing side by side, having self-sown, that have all originated from a single base type. The bee will probably make his way around all of them, eventually. 🙂

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lovewillbringustogether - Poppy 4A pale peach poppy gem! :-).

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lovewillbringustogether - Poppy 5The raindrops add dramatic detail to this most unusual poppy mutation – one i have never seen previously. It has a scarlet and white base of 4 petals which the majority of my poppy stock possess, but on top of these are over a dozen ‘proto-petals’ in a pale pink and white shade. There does not appear to be any cross and stamen and anthers are also much smaller and shorter than most of the other poppies! 🙂

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link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – October 22, 2019 – A Spider In The Flowers

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6 comments

    • Very much appreciated Cee! 🙂

      I’ve been blown away by some of the beautiful variations this year’s crop has produced that i had never seen before.

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    • Thank you Anita! Happy you enjoyed them. 🙂

      I can assure you though that all of these were shots of new poppies that had not faded from the colour they came out of their bud from!

      Even the white and very faint purple one in the group of four comes out looking like that from the get go.

      Around 10-20% of my poppies each year mutate into different shadings or two-tone combinations.

      It is amazing to watch them change and then reproduce themselves the following year when new ones will inevitably be generated – like the last poppy in the photos has this year.

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