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Yellow-juiced Poppy

Papaver lecoqii

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Ranunculales
Family:
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Farmland, gardens, hedgerows, roadsides, wasteland.

Flower:
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Red, 4 petals
 
Dark red flowers with numerous stamens and (sometimes) yellow anthers. Superficially identical to Long-headed Poppy (Papaver dubium) and similar to Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) but a pinker shade of red.
Fruit:
The fruit is a hairless club-shaped capsule. UK's only poppy with long hairless capsules.
Leaves:
The leaves are long-stalked and divided. Annual.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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