Common Poppy

Papaveraceae

The brightly coloured Common Poppies in the Gardens are also “volunteers”. The plants seed themselves and grow in lovely groupings with oranges, yellows, and whites sprinkled throughout the perennial beds. They have been transplanted and seem to thrive even after being uprooted. They can grow on poor soil and even spring up in the rocky edges of the vegetable garden and in the path. They begin blooming in late June and add colour throughout the entire growing season. The bees seem particularly attracted to the bright cup-shaped flowers and often bring the flower near to the soil with their weight.