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COMMON POPPY Papaver rhoeas (Papaveraceae) Height to 60cm. Annual of arable land and disturbed ground. FLOWERS are 7-10cm across with 4 papery, overlapping scarlet petals (often dark at the base); on slender stalks with spreading hairs (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are ovoid, flat-topped capsules. LEAVES are much divided into narrow segments. STATUS-Widespread, commonest in S and E England; scarce in N and W.
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COMMON POPPY Papaver rhoeas (Papaveraceae) Height to 60cm. Annual of arable land and disturbed ground. FLOWERS are 7-10cm across with 4 papery, overlapping scarlet petals (often dark at the base); on slender stalks with spreading hairs (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are ovoid, flat-topped capsules. LEAVES are much divided into narrow segments. STATUS-Widespread, commonest in S and E England; scarce in N and W.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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