Identified – Snow PoppyPosted: March 20, 2019
A great big thank you goes out to The Shrub Queen for identifying my poppy from the March 11th post. It is a Snow Poppy, which makes a lot of sense as it is white and blooms at the end of winter. Its proper name is Eomecon chionantha and its family is Papveraceae.
It is from zone 6-9 moist forests of eastern China, which is why it loves it in the moist forest of this part of Texas.
It comes up from rhizomes (maybe that why I was told it was a ground poppy) and can spread from seeds. I believe mine are reseeding which explains why they come up here and there around the bed.
I am very excited to have this mystery straighten out by the amazing Shrub Queen.