I found this stunning (breathtaking, really) flower in the alley behind our house today. We live in Seattle, and I’m certain that it’s a native Northwest flower, because I used to see the same gorgeous blooms growing wild along the roadside near my childhood home (about a two-hour drive away). Funny, as a child, I used to want to stick my finger inside each petal, and that is exactly what my little boys (the 4 and 2 year old) wanted to do today. Must be genetic!
It’s been driving me crazy today that I can’t remember what this flower is called! Do you know? Help me solve the mystery!