nature, photography, Uncategorized, wildflower

Breakfast, anyone?

Yellow Flower-2 CR

I started seeing this plant a year ago, shortly after we first moved to Goshen County.  Today, I finally stopped to photograph a few.  This is prickly poppy.  It looks like a thistle, but is actually a member of the poppy family.  It is considered a weed in these parts, mostly because its spiny parts make it undesirable to cattle.  But the seeds make great food for birds because the seeds have a high oil content.

Some folks call this a “Cowboy’s Fried Egg.”  But I won’t be eating it, as it can be toxic to humans as well.  I’ll be content with take photos of its beautiful, papery petals instead!

Teresa

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