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Wild poppy

Scientific Name
Papaver hybridum
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Papaverales: Papaveraceae)
Reliability
High
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Australian $2 Coin with seeds
Source
Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Fruit (a capsule) and seed(s)

Description:

Capsule appendages: Ridges and grooves

Capsule Colour: Straw coloured

Capsule Length: 5 - 7mm, Greater than 10mm

Capsule shape: Oval

Seed Colour: Variable - Light/Dark brown, Reddish

Seed Length: 1mm or less

Seed Sculpture: Alveolate

Seed Shape: Reniform (Kidney shaped)

Plants to 5 dm, hispid. Stems branching. Leaves to 10 cm. Inflorescences: peduncle appressed-hispid. Flowers: petals early caducous, red to purplish red, with dark basal spot, to 25 mm; anthers pale blue; ovaries setose; stigmas 4-8, disc convex and radially vaulted. Capsules sessile, obovoid-ellipsoid to subglobose, obscurely to distinctly ribbed, to 1.5 cm, densely and firmly setose, stigmatic disc often deciduous.

Source: See Web Links Flora of North America

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
07/05/2012 02:51 AEST
Last Updated
21/01/2013 11:02 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Wild poppy (Papaver hybridum) Updated on 1/21/2013 11:02:20 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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