Common poppy (Papaver rhoeas)


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Family : Papaveraceae

Hairy annual weed of arable land and disturbed ground. Widespread but commonest in S and E England; scarce in N and W. Leaves are much-branched. Flowers 70 to 100 mm across with four papery, scarlet petals; appear June to August. Ovoid seed capsule. Height up to 60cm

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