I’m glad to hear that you are looking forward to the new “Plant of the Week”.
You won’t be disappointed this week- the Buffalo Poppy. I believe it is a relative of the smartweed, which grows in the wet bottoms. The Buffalo Poppy grows anywhere- hills, valleys, road ditches.
The salmon colored “flowers” will eventually turn brown. And that’s when the real fun begins.
If you catch the Buffalo Poppy at the right stage, you can burst the dry, brown flowers and they will pop like bubblewrap. I think the Buffalo Poppy uses this technique to blow its seeds out and about.
I would paint my living room this color. Does Sherman-Williams have a “Buffalo Poppy” color swatch?