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Family: Papaveraceae
Papaver hybridum

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 506 (1753).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Rough poppy.

Diffuse rosette with the erect inflorescences often much branched so that the plant becomes a shrublet to 30 cm high, covered with long silky hairs more or less appressed; basal leaves with a petiole 1.5-7 cm long (usually at least half as long as the leaf), 2-13 cm long, lanceolate, usually bipinnatisect with linear lobes without teeth; cauline leaves more or less sessile, 3-7 cm long, lanceolate, regularly pinnatisect or bipinnatisect.

Pedicels covered with fine erect appressed hairs; sepals with fine erect to slightly spreading hairs; petals purplish-red to deep-pink with a black spot at the base.

Capsule broadly ellipsoid, densely covered with bristles which are at first erect and appressed, later spreading at about right angles; seeds pale-brown, with a reticulately patterned surface.

image of FSA1_Papaver_hyb.jpg Papaver hybridum
Image source: fig 204d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 314.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL.   Introduced weed to all States.   Widespread in Europe, also northern Africa and large parts of Asia to Mongolia.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: Aug. — Nov.

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Biology: No text

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