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A picture of a Eomecon

Eomecon

Eomecon spp.

Eomecon chionantha by peganum (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Eomecon Overview

Genus with a single hardy, rhizomatous, perennial species, Eomecon chionantha. It grows in China along riverbanks and is also known by the names dawn-poppy and snow-poppy. Flowers resemble poppies, with white petals and yellow centres made of many anthers and foliage is semi-fleshy.