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A Shirley Poppy Variation

The Shirley poppy is a flower developed within recent years by an English clergyman, who found a solitary flower of the scarlet corn poppy that had a very narrow edge of white. By selective breeding he produced the poppies of many colors now familiar under the name of Shirley. The specimen here shown illustrates the tendency of the flower to take on new color variations.

A Shirley Poppy Variation

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