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Yellow-horned Poppy

Glaucium flavum

Plant Data

Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellow flower, up to 9cm.
Fruit:
A distinctive narrow, curving, horn-shaped seed capsule, up to 3cm long. The surfaces of the capsules are warty in appearance and each capsule contains hundreds of seeds. The Yellow-horned Poppy is said to have the longest seed capsule of any British plant.
Leaves:
Thick and leathery, silvery or bluish-grey leaves. Covered in many fine, short hairs. Deeply divided with wavy margins.
Maximum Size:
80cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
All parts of the Yellow-horned Poppy are poisonous but an edible oil can be obtained from the seeds. The seed itself is poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Bruisewort, Horned Poppy, Sea Poppy, Seaside Poppy, Yellowhorn Poppy.
Habitats:
Beaches, cliffs, seaside, wasteland.