Plot plants ~ Poached-egg flower

The  Poached-egg flower (Limnanthes dougasii) is a quick-growing annual, and one of the most free-flowering,  from California which I think is a delightful little plant.DSCN1190

The flowers are apparently delicately scented and certainly beloved by bees.DSCN1187

These photos were taken on a dull day last week,  and as you can see I’ve used  another one for my new header picture.


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20 Responses to Plot plants ~ Poached-egg flower

  1. Olivia says:

    This is a throws head back, clapping hands with delight kind of laugh, that’s how funny those poached egg flowers are! xx

  2. re says:

    They are such pretty little flowers, the header looks great.

  3. Glo says:

    Very pretty indeed ~ your title did get my mouth watering for poached eggs on toast!

    A lovely flower which I’m not familiar with here. We do grow California poppies, so I’ll have to see if they are in any of the nurseries.

    LOL at Liv’s comment ~ she’s in such a lovely space 🙂

    • Flighty says:

      Glo thanks, I prefer scrambled eggs on toast.
      Let me know if you don’t find any and I’ll send you a packet. It’s all you’ll need as they self-seed and come up every year.
      It’s nice to see that my post has that effect! xx

  4. fraggle says:

    Those are really pretty I’ve never seen them before. X

    • Flighty says:

      Fraggle I’m not surprised that you’ve never seen them! Chiltern Seeds says…Although offered in many seed catalogues, one rarely actually sees it growing in a garden… ! xx

  5. nikkipolani says:

    They are just darling, Flighty! And so sunshiny bright. They remind me of ‘tidy tips’ that we saw out in Carrizo Plains — sort of that same yellow and white, though not as large.

  6. nikkipolani says:

    Yes, that’s them — here’s a photo I took at Carrizo Plains. How nice that they are quick growing and free-flowering — perhaps freely reseeding as well?

  7. Ellie says:

    Oh, they take me back. I think they were the first seeds I bought when I had my first garden of my own – those and cornflowers.

    I haven’t seen them for ages – I must grow some next year. Lovely photos – I like the bee gorging himself!

  8. Couldn’t agree more with the other comments. Those are really lovely flowers and so striking. Nice pictures as well.

  9. Louise says:

    Lovely bee shot Flighty. x

  10. These self seed every year in our veg plot, I leave as many as I can because they are supposed to attract beneficial insects (and they look so pretty of course).

    • Flighty says:

      Helen hello. They are prolific self-seeders, and I leave them as you do. They certainly do attract beneficial insects, and I agree that they’re pretty. xx

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