Tuesday, May 7, 2019

BOTANICAL COUNTDOWN - DAY 2

ICELANDIC BLUE POPPY 

The Icelandic Blue Poppy symbolizes imagination, luxury, and success.  The delicate petals are wrinkled and crepe-like due to being tightly packed into the bud.  It is said that the hairs (which seem to be everywhere on this plant) have an unusual taste which protects it from predators.  And the seeds found in the pod of the poppy are used in cooking and bird seed.  

ICELANDIC BLUE POPPY
This illustration shows the flower, bud, leaves and pod.
8 x 10 inches

Close-up of fully opened poppy and dried pods.




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