Long-headed Poppy - Papaver dubium


    Short to medium hairy plant with white latex when stem is broken. Flowers orangey red 3 to 7 cm only occasionally blotched at the base, anther violet. Flower stem with hairs pressed close to stem. Seed capsule long not rounded.

    Identification difficulty

    Cultivated fields, bare and waste places, field boundaries and roadsides.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Found throughout Britain, but scarce in the north of Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 327 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map