Atlas Poppy - roadside, Walberswick, Suffolk
Long seed capsule
Atlantic Poppy, Moroccan Poppy, Spanish Poppy
May to August
It is found mainly in East Anglia, the Southeast, the South and
the near Southwest. It is thinly scattered elsewhere.
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It is a neophyte, which was first grown in English gardens in
the late 1880s and first noted in the wild in the late1920s.
It is now a well naturalised garden escape and grows on waste
ground, by waysides and on walls.
Atlas Poppy is a perennial herb, growing up to 40cm.
It has orange flowers up to 5cm across.
The petals may be in 2 or more layers.
The capsule is long.
The leaves are pinnately lobed.
The stem is wiry and hairy and exudes a white juice when
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