Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4254

Forb
Annual
Has white to yellowish latex (milky sap)

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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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

 

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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 (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