Cream Cup

Sunday, May 23, 2010
This delicate wildflower is found in the Mojave Desert and is quite common in the Stoddard Valley and forms displays along with the California Poppy in the Antelope Valley of California.  It is a member of the poppy family and grows on a long, hairy, leafless stem.  When the sun hits it right, the shadows cast by the long stamens adds a nice dramatic effect.

"Cream Cup"     © Kathy Dunham 2010