Saturday, April 1, 2017

Flower for the Day Celandine Poppy 4-1-17

Celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) is a native plant that does well in the shade. It is also called 
wood poppy and yellow poppy. Members of the Poppy Family are characterized by their production of latex, which in the case of  Stylophyllum diphyllum is yellow. They will bloom for several months, re-seed in the fall, and the whole stand enlarges each year.

Flowers begin as small hairy buds,

and emerge quickly.

The flowers have 4 yellow petals, 2 sepals, and multiple yellow stamens.

They have a single large stigma.

The stigma is the part of the female organ or pistil that accepts the pollen during fertilization.

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