Common Poppy - Papaver rhoeas
Medium height roughly hairy plant usually branched. Flowers scarlet, 7 to 10 cm the petals overlapping, often with a black blotch at the base, anthers bluish. Flower stalks with spreading hairs. Seed capsule rounded.
Cultivated fields, bare and waste places, field boundaries and roadsides.
June to October.
Found throughout Britain, but more localised in Wales and Scotland.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 328 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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