Papaver rhoeas
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Papaver rhoeas

corn poppy
Flanders poppy

  family papaveraceae 
  genus papaver 

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Genus  Papaver Species  rhoeas Variety  Cultivar  Common names  corn poppy   Flanders poppy Family  PAPAVERACEAE Specimen number  S11803 Data source  HtZn p150;MedPl p242;Xeri p276
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  No extra water Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-07b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Papaver rhoeas can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Flanders poppy (also known as corn poppy) needs summer days with high heat. This plant requires no extra water once established.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  analgesic   sedative   antiasthmatic Medicinal parts  Flowers Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  yes Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Use the seeds only; all other plant parts are toxic. Medicinal notes  Papaver rhoeas is considered by some to be an herbal remedy. It's used as an analgesic, a sedative or an antiasthmatic. Flanders poppy (sometimes called corn poppy) is only to be administered with proper professional knowledge. Herbal remedies are only prepared from the flowers. Use the seeds only; all other plant parts are toxic.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Papaver rhoeas is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Papaver rhoeas has an annual life cycle. Leaves: Flanders poppy (locally known in some parts as corn poppy) has deeply lobed, hairy leaves. Flowers: This plant has flowers that pop open with paper thin petals that surround yellow centers. The blossoms appear in various colors.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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