Giant White Poppies

July 1, 2010

Matilija Poppy, Center for Urban Horticulture

This one resembles a pompom on a tamoshanter!

Giant white Matilija Poppy.

The most surprising blooms at the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture were these giant white poppies.  The flowers were as big as dinner plates, the largest flowers of any poppy.  They reminded me of fried eggs!

Matilija Poppy, botanical name Romneya Coulteri

Egg frying in a pan

7 Responses to “Giant White Poppies”


  1. Your post made me smile… all the way to the fried egg!

  2. shirley Says:

    love it going to fry an egg now

  3. Jennifer Says:

    Flamboyance and a chuckle – I love this post! Linked to it on UW Botanic Gardens’ facebook page.

  4. Jordan Says:

    They are sometimes called Fried Egg Plant.


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