L., Sp. Pl. 1196 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Longheaded poppy.
Dense rosette with the erect inflorescence sometimes becoming somewhat branched with several flowers, covered with soft often appressed hairs, basal leaves with a petiole 1-3.5 cm long, 5-16 cm long, with the blade oblanceolate, usually bipinnatisect with linear lobes with few or no teeth; cauline leaves more or less sessile, lanceolate, 2-9 cm long, pinnatisect to bipinnatisect.
Pedicels with erect and appressed hairs at least below the flower; sepals covered with fine spreading to appressed hairs; petals brick- to salmon-red.
Capsule narrowly obovoid-ellipsoid and at least twice as long as broad; seeds brown, with a reticulately patterned surface.
Image source: fig 204c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Ross-Craig (1948) Drawings Brit. Pl. 2:pl. 6.
S.Aust.: NL, MU, YP, SL, SE. N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas. Widespread in most parts of Europe but also in south-east Asia and northern Africa.
Flowering time: Sept. — Jan.
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