Papaver croceum, SE: Sibirisk vallmo, DE: Islandmohn, Altaischer Mohn,
NL: IJslandse papaver, UK: Iceland Poppy

Scientific name:  Papaver croceum Ledeb.
Synonym name:  Papaver nudicaule auct.
Swedish name:  Sibirisk vallmo
German name:  Islandmohn, Altaischer Mohn
Nederlandse naam:  IJslandse papaver
English name:  Iceland Poppy
Family:  Iceland Poppy, Poppy family, Vallmoväxter

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Life form:  Perennial, grown as biennial
Stems:  Height 20-45 cm, tuft-forming; one foot, erect, hairy, curved
Leaves:  Basal leaves, pinnately lobed
Flowers:  Solitary, saucer-shaped; petals 4, yellowish, orange or reddish-orange; sepals 2, fall as flower opens
Flowering Period:  June, July, August
Fruits:  Capsule ± oblong or obovate-oblong to oblong-globose (the fruit shape is somewhat variable), usually roughly hairy or setose; stigmatic disc about as broad or slightly broader than the capsule, with 8 ridges or rays somewhat channelled and exceeding the disc-circle
Habitat:  Meadows, roadsides, landfill areas and wasteland
Distribution:  Throughout the country

Papaver croceum, Sibirisk vallmo, Islandmohn, Altaischer Mohn, IJslandse papaver, Iceland Poppy

Derivation of the botanical name:
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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