Rough Poppy Papaver hybridum

Status
Best Time to See July
Colour Red
Habitat Arable, Farmland

The rarest of our cornfield poppies, this species has very distinctive small, carmine-red petals, each of which carries a black dot at the base.

The seed pods are rounded and covered in bristles and a single plant can produce 1500 seeds.

Distribution

This wild flower grows mainly in southern and eastern England. It is scarcer in Wales and Scotland.

Habitat

Rough poppy is almost always found on chalk soils.

Best time to see

In the summer.

The rarest of our cornfield poppies, this species has very distinctive small, carmine-red petals, each of which carries a black dot at the base. The seed pods are rounded and covered in bristles and a single plant can produce 1500 seeds. It is almost always found on chalk soils.