Long-Head Poppy (Papaver dubium)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Long-Head Poppy
Papaver dubium
Papaveraceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is sudorific[240].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    This plant is toxic to mammals, though the toxicity is low[76]. The seed is not toxic[76].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in situ[200].
Prefers a well-drained sandy loam in a sunny position[1, 200]. Does not do well on wet clay soils but succeeds in most other soils[115]. This species is possibly more tolerant of poor soils than P. rhoeas[17]. Plants usually self-sow freely when growing in suitable conditions so long as the soil surface is disturbed[238]. When growing in cereal fields, poppies decrease the yields of nearby cereal plants[18, 20]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233].
Central and southern Europe, including Britain.

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