<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Yellow-horned Poppy

 

 
Yellow-horned Poppy
 

 

The distinctive feature of Yellow-horned Poppy is the size and shape of the seed pods, being long, slender and curved like horns as the name suggests. The flowers are 3 or 4 inches in diameter with yellow petals, which have a tendency to drop off very easily. Given the waxy nature of the leaves it shouldn't be surprising that the plant is found mainly in coastal areas. In flower from early summer to early autumn.

I thought long and hard about whether to include this photograph as the flower was in a rather poor state at the time I found it. I decided in the end that I should do so as it can still be easily identified from the appearance of the seed pods.

 

 

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