Common name: Longhead Poppy
Papaver dubium L. APNI*
Description: Erect annual to 50 cm high.
Leaves with spreading hairs, 1–2-pinnnatisect, the segments 2–6 mm wide, to 15 cm long; lower leaves petiolate, upper leaves sessile.
Petals c. 15 mm long, red, readily shed.
Capsule 15–25 mm long, 6–8 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: widespread and reasonably common, minor weed. Native of Europe.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, ?SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, ?SFWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *S.A.
Text by S.W.L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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