Scientific Name:
Papaver dubium L.
Vernacular Name(s):
long-headed poppy

Annual herb; rosette usually present; stems erect, finely hispid, 20–30–(80) cm tall. Lvs ± glaucous, petiolate especially the lower, 5–10–(15) × 2–7–(10) cm. Lamina oblanceolate or lanceolate to ovate, abruptly narrowed at base, deeply 1–2-pinnatisect, hispid. Pedicels 10–30–(45) cm long, hispid; hairs spreading in lower ⅓, appressed above. Sepals hispid, (5)–15–20 × (3)–10–15 mm. Petals red, 1–3 × 1–3 cm, with basal blotch faint or 0. Capsule clavate to oblong-obovoid, widest above 1/2 way, slightly ribbed, glabrous, (7)–15–25 × (3)–5–10 mm. Stigmatic disc = width of capsule, conic at first, flat when ripe; rays (4)–5–8–(10).

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Oct.–Jan.–(Feb.); Fruiting: Oct.–Feb.