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Glaucium flavum

Pavot cornu
Yellow Horned Poppy

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Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

60-90 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Pinnately lobed

Height

50-90 cm

Description

All parts of this plant are toxic.

Grows close to the coast on sand dunes.

Flowers

Bright yellow flowers that develop into a sickle shaped seed pod.

Leaves

Pinnately lobed leaf with lobes both sides of a central midrib. Lower leaves: lobed along central midrib, oblong, wavy, waxy, leathery.
Upper leaves: similar but clasping the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: 15-30 cm long, hairless.

Medical

Whole plant: especially the roots, contain an alkaloid called glaucine, which is used to increase airflow to the lungs and as a cough suppressant.

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