aka Ten-petal Anemone. It grows along the road near my house. Photo 2 shows the same species going to seed. Both were taken the same day, toward the end of their bloom cycle.
bearberry (barberry), Arroyo Seco; in coast live oak forest, elevation appx. 1000'
many in flower
Texas Prickly Poppy (Variety Argemone albiflora texana) ?
J Klein, A Chavez, A Chavez, W Dreskin, S Tsiu
Porteus residence, old landscaping/garden plot, grassy opening, SSE exposure, gently sloping
Ranunculales is an order of flowering plants. Of necessity it contains the family Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family, because the name of the order is based on the name of a genus in that family. Ranunculales belongs to a paraphyletic group known as the basal eudicots. It is the most basal clade in this group; in other words, it is sister to the remaining eudicots. Widely known members include poppies, barberries, and buttercups.