|Scientific Name||Papaver rhoeas||USDA PLANTS Symbol||PARH2|
|Common Name||Corn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Remembrance Poppy||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||18893|
|Description||Habitat: Various soils in fields, pastures, along stream banks, roadsides, and other disturbed areas; native to Eurasia and N. Africa, naturalized in Texas.
Plant: Erect branching, leafy perennial or annual, a few inches to 3 feet tall.
Leaves: Stem and basal leaves once or twice pinnately-lobed, cut or toothed and stiffly hairy.
Inflorescence: Showy red, puple to almost 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.
Bloom Period: April to June.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and Missouri Botanical Gardens.
Note: Very popular cultivated plant that is often associated with Veterans Day, or Poppy Day, to remember the fallen of WWI and WWII.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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