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Sunday, May 16, 2010

 Matilija Poppy

I have read that the Matilija Poppy was once a common wildflower in California. It’s found along western facing slopes and valleys away from the immediate coast and is the largest native flower in California. I have spent a good number of years hiking the trails and exploring remote areas of California and have only come upon this spectacular flower a couple of times. Its white and orange blooms can be four to five inches or more across.

This particular plant is located along a popular San Diego canyon trail that I jog from time to time. It had been at least three years since it had set a really nice bloom. Even though I have photographed it a couple times in the past, I couldnt resist returning with my camera.

This photo breaks a couple of the absolute rules of photography. It was taken mid day in direct overhead light and it was a gray overcast day but for this situation and subject it worked.

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ID# FPO-121
Matilija Poppy
species: Romneya coulteri
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