Identified – Snow Poppy

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.


11 Comments on “Identified – Snow Poppy”

  1. shoreacres says:

    Well, that explains why I couldn’t find it in my native plant books! It’s a beautiful flower. I’m glad it’s been identified.

  2. Laughing here! Thank you. I love solving plant mysteries.

  3. Chloris says:

    Whatever its name, it is very pretty.

  4. Tina says:

    Oooh, that’s a pretty one. Glad you know its name!

  5. Sheryl says:

    It’s a lovely flower. For some reason, it almost reminds me of some varieties of wild geranium.


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