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Papaver rhoeas

Coquelicot
Poppy

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

red

Flower size

50-100 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

70 cm

Description

A blaze of poppies flood the landscape in spring, on old walls, roadsides and carpeting the fields.

Flowers

The flowers are 4-petalled, bright red, normally with a black spot at the base. Stems are hairy.

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Deeply lobed, with narrow lobes almost to central midrib, 15 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: numerous seeds.

Medical

Flowers: calming properties for respiratory problems and to help small children and others to sleep.

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