KUMEYAAY INDIGENOUS FLOWER Photos
MATILIJA POPPY Pictures
"Matilija Poppy (Romneya Coulteri) Papaveraceae (poppy family) is a glabrous, shrubby perennial, heavy branched and woody at the base, growing to eight feet tall.
Drought resistant perennial, poppy family, abundant on San Jose de la Zorra Kumeyaay Indian lands. Cattle and grazing animals avoid the plant because of its poison yellow sap which allows the plant to flourish over grazelands.
Local names for this Kumeyaay flower, white pedaled plant with yellow blossums are cowboy's fried egg.
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