Romneya coulteri. Each flower features 5 6 crepe paper crinkled pure white petals surrounding a glowing ball of golden stamens. The chumash indians used the sap of this plant to make a drink and for medicinal purposes. Genus romneya are suckering subshrubs with pinnately lobed leaves and large white flowers in summer details r. They bloom over a long period of summer.
The flower petals are bright with yellow orange stemains in the center that look just like a golf ball. This poppy is native to southern california and baja california where it grows in dry canyons in chaparral and coastal sage scrub plant communities sometimes in areas recently burnedit is a popular ornamental plant kept for its large showy flowers. Show all photos romneya coulteri coulters matilija poppy is species of flowering plant in the poppy family. Its native to dry sunny areas from california to baja.
Romneya coulteri has the largest flowers of any native californian plant. Vigorous and bushy romneya coulteri californian tree poppy is a spectacular shrub like perennial that gets covered with apricot scented large flowers measuring up to 9 in. Native to southern california and baja california it grows in dry canyons in chaparral and coastal sage scrub plant communities sometimes in areas recently burned. How to grow matilija poppy and other romneya species matilija poppy and other romneya plants prefer to grow in warm climates.
That said weve seen it grown successfully in coastal locations even in rainy england where they often grown it for its foliage. Romneya coulteri has the largest flowers of any plant native to california and was nominated as the state flower in 1890 but lost to another member of its own family the california poppy eschscholzia californicai. Romneya coulteri white cloud is a subshrub grown for its strikingly large white poppy like flowers which have crinkled petals and a conspicuous centre boss of golden yellow stamens.