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Common Poppy

A once common flower of arable farmland but now confined to fringe places where it can avoid herbicides.



Common Name Common Poppy
Scientific Name Papaver rhoeas
Species Group Poppy Family Papaveraceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Poppy family - Papaveraceae
Status Locally common
Flower Colour Group Red
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
Preferred Environment
Look for The most likely red poppy you will find
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Poppy Family Papaveraceae