A poppy is any of a number of jazzy flowers, naturally with one per stem, belonging to the poppy family. They consist of a number of nice-looking wildflower species with flashy flowers found rising singularly or in large groups, many species are also grown in gardens. Those that are grown in gardens include large plants used in a mixed herbaceous boarder and small plants that are grown in rock or alpine gardens.The flower color of poppy species include: white, pink, yellow, orange, red and blue, some have dark center markings. The species that have been cultivated for many years also include many other colors ranging from dark solid colors to soft pallid shades. The center of the flower has a whorl of stamens bounded by a cup or bowl shaped collection of 4 to 6 petals. Prior to blooming, the petals are wrinkled in bud and as blooming finishes the petals often lay flat before falling away.