Papaver rhoeas

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Scientific Name Papaver rhoeas USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Remembrance Poppy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Papaveraceae (Poppy) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Various soils in fields, pastures, along stream banks, roadsides, and other disturbed areas.
Plant: Erect branching, leafy perennial or annual, a few inches to 2 feet tall.
Leaves: Stem and basal leaves once or twice pinnately-lobed, cut or toothed and stiffly hairy.
Inflorescence: Showy red (occasionally pink or white) blossoms 2 to almost 4 inches across, on long hairy stalks; four rounded, overlapping, papery petals often with a dark blotch at their base; many yellow anthers on black filaments surrounding stigma.
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Notes: Very popular plant that is often associated with Veterans Day, or Poppy Day, to remember the fallen of WWI and WWII. This is not a native species in North America.
Texas Status

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