YEL­LOW HORNED POPPY

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A shin­gle beach may ap­pear a strange place for plants to flour­ish, but a raft of species are adapted to thrive in this habi­tat’s spar­tan, salty con­di­tions. One such is the Yel­low Horned Poppy. Dur­ing the flow­er­ing sea­son (June to Sep­tem­ber), the golden bloom sears the eyes like a minia­ture sun fallen to Earth. Look closer, how­ever, to de­ter­mine this plant’s most re­mark­able fea­ture – its im­pres­sively long, slen­der and ir­re­press­ibly curved seed pod.

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