POP! POP! POPCORN! Bet you can't wait to eat some. Sorry! If you're talking about small wildflowers commonly found in the Santa Monica Mountains, you can't eat them, but you can let Chloe Chais, 10, and brother Jonathan, 7, of Beverly Hills, show you how to do an art project. They first did research on popcorn flowers, then made this illustration using tissue paper and real popcorn.
Jonathan and Chloe learned there are several species of popcorn flowers. They are members of what is commonly known as the fiddleneck family of plants.
"They are called this," Chloe explains, "because the flower buds are held in a tight coil at the top of the plant and look like a violin neck."
"Once they open and bloom, they look like popped corn," Jonathan adds. "The flowers have white petals with yellow 'kernels' in the center."