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Oriental poppy ’Pink’ | by The Autodidact Photographer
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Oriental poppy ’Pink’

Papaver orientale (Oriental poppy) is a perennial flowering plant native to the Caucasus, northeastern Turkey, and northern Iran.

Oriental poppies throw up a mound of finely cut, hairy foliage in spring. After flowering the foliage dies away entirely, a property that allows their survival in the summer drought of Central Asia. Late-developing plants can be placed nearby to fill the developing gap. Fresh leaves appear with autumn rains.

 

© Aslak Tronrud 2013

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Taken on August 9, 2013