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Papaver rhoeas/Poppy, Field Poppy, Wild Poppy

Papaver rhoeas / Papaver rhoeas
Bright red flowers on tall, slender stems
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Bright red flowers on tall, slender stems

Vounteer plants growing in an agricultural field of grain

Roadside plants a common sight in Italy in May and June

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Scientific Name: Papaver rhoeas
Common Name: Poppy, Field Poppy, Wild Poppy
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This poppy is native to Europe and is considered an agricultural weed (hence "corn" and "field" poppy). It can be so prevalent in agricultural fields in Europe it is sometimes looked on as a field crop. Poppies are sympols of fallen soldiers. A prolific self-seeder in disturbed soils.