Thursday, May 6, 2010

Platystemon californicus

Cream Cups - Platystemon californicus

A member of the poppy family, cream cups are a wide spread species, found from California all the way up into Oregon, east into Arizona, and south to Baja California. Phenotypicaly diverse, this species can be short and ground hugging, to tall and showy. Petal color can vary as well, from pure white to creamy-yellow. The flower stems, leaves and sepals of these plants are often very hairy, giving them a white, furry look.
These plants are popular in the horticultural scene, often used as a landscaping plant.

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