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A Double White Shirley

One thinks of red as the characteristic poppy color, particularly if one has seen the poppy growing in an English grain field. But the modified Shirley has been caused to give up its red color, as we have seen; and this picture shows that the white ones, no less than the red, have been induced to produce a multiplicity of petals of greatly modified form and texture. The modification was brought about through selections made in connection with the other lines of improvement of the Shirley poppy.

A Double White Shirley

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 9 Chapter 4