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Long-headed Poppy
Photograph 081653
Picture details
Place: Lebena, Near Potes, Picos de Europa
Region: Northern Spain
Grid reference: 30T 0371 4786
Altitude: 300 metres
Date: 15 Jun 2008
Magnification: x0.7 (x3.1)
Description
Fruit
Family
Papaveraceae (Poppy)
Book references
Blamey UK Wild Flowers: 32-2*
Collins Alpine: 74-1a*
Collins N.Europe: 80-4*
Flora Europaea: 66-1-3
Flora Helvetica: 227*
Mediterranean Flowers: 284*
Polunin Europe: 265-1
Polunin SW Europe: 265-1
Stace UK Field: 76j
Identification
Plant: medium (30-60cm), annual.
Stem: erect, branched, hairy.
Inflorescence: axiliary, terminal, solitary.
Leaves: pinnate, lobed, basal, hairy, long (>5cm).
Leaf tip: acute.
Leaf base: acute.
Leaf margin: toothed.
Flowers: large (>30mm).
Corolla: regular, free, petals/tepals.
Segments: four.
Colour: orange, red.
Zone: lowland, upland, montane.
Ecology: verge/disturbed.
Flowering: early Spring, late Spring, Summer.
Distribution
North Europe: Austria/Lichtenstein, Belgium/Luxemburg, Britain, Czech/Slovak Republics, Denmark, North France, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Holland, Hungary, Poland, Baltic States, East Russia, West Russia, Sweden.
South Europe: Aegean Isles, Albania, Azores, Balearic Isles, Bulgaria, Corsica, South France, Greece, Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia, Portugal, Malta, Crimea, Russia SW, Rumania, Sardinia, Sicily, European Turkey.
Photograph 081653 - Copyright 2008 David Scott