|Scientific Name||Glaucium corniculatum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||GLCO3|
|Common Name||Blackspot Hornpoppy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||502799|
|Description||Habitat: Open fields, pastures, and canyon slopes; native to Europe and SW Asia.
Plant: Annual or biennial 12 to 20 inches tall, with branching stems; foliage with sparse to dense covering of coarse whitish hairs.
Leaves: Hairy basal and stem leaves, 1-1/2 to 8 inches long, 3/4 to 3-1/8 inches wide, lyrate to pinnatisect with 4–8 pairs of lobes, each with deeply dentate margins; basal leaves petiolate, often withered by flowering time; cauline leaves sessile.
Inflorescence: Single red (sometimes pale orange) cup-shaped flowers 1 to 1-1/2 inches across, 1 per peduncle, terminal or in leaf axils; peduncles 3/8 to 1-1/4+ inches long; 2 sepals; 4 petals with a dark spot at base, broadly obovate, 1 to 1-1/2 inches long.
Blooming Period: April and May.
References: "Shinners & Mahler’s Flora of North Central Texas" by Diggs, Lipscomb and O’Kennon and Flora of North America.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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