Glaucium flavum Crantz. (Yellow horned-poppy)

Yellow horned-poppy


Glaucium flavum

Photo of Glaucium flavum Crantz.

Glaucium flavum Crantz. – (Yellow horned-poppy)

Biannual plant of the Poppy family -Papaveraceae- up to 80 cm. Its name comes from the Greek Glaukos, meaning ashy due to the white ash-like colour of the plant. Stems with yellow latex. Thick leaves; lower ones with long petiole; upper ones unstalked, embracing the stems. Yellow flowers, till 9 cm wide with four petals. The fruit is a capsule, long, curved. In salty, sandy places with much organic debris, river beds, dry paths, dunes, rocky places, etc.

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Vicente Martínez Centelles
Written by Vicente Martínez Centelles Founder of the web and director. Teacher of natural sciences, expert in plants, natural remedies and botanical photography.

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