Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4254

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia & northern Africa

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has white to yellowish latex (milky sap)

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate
Basal & lower stem leaves have petioles; upper stem leaves are sessile.

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Red
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical, or nearly so
2-merous
2-3 sepals
4 petals
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary, terminal

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Papaver rhoeas   FAMILY Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Papaver rhoeas   FAMILY Papaveraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 085-05-002:
Papaver rhoeas   FAMILY Papaveraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Red Poppy, Flanders Poppy


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image of Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Red Poppy, Flanders Poppy

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_parh2_001_lvd

        

image of Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Red Poppy, Flanders Poppy

Sam Pratt    sbp052621_0520b

May    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

Leaves once or twice pinnately lobed, cut or toothed and stiffly hairy, per Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

image of Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Red Poppy, Flanders Poppy

Sam Pratt    sbp052621_0522

May    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

Papery petals normally vibrant blood red.The stigma is a disk with 8-12 rays, per Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

image of Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Red Poppy, Flanders Poppy

Sam Pratt    sbp052621_0522b

May    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

Stamens numerous; anthers bluish-black and borne on slender black filaments, per Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

image of Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Red Poppy, Flanders Poppy

Sam Pratt    sbp052621_0540

May    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

Plants to 8 dm. Stems simple or usually branching, per Flora of North America.

image of Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Red Poppy, Flanders Poppy

Sam Pratt    sbp052621_520

May    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

Plants hispid to setulose [covered with minute bristles], per Flora of North America.

image of Papaver rhoeas, Corn Poppy, Field Poppy, Red Poppy, Flanders Poppy

Sam Pratt    sbp060221_0624

June    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

Capsules glabrous, per Flora of North America.