Yellow Horned Poppy,
Horned Poppy



Height: 1' (30 cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: Yellow

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Magnoliidae (Magnolia Superorder)
Order: Papaverales (Poppy Order)
Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)
Genus: Glaucium (Horned Poppy)
Species: flavum (yellow)
Glaucium flavum

Glaucium flavum is an unexpected flower to find on shingle beaches, looking nothing like the rest of our native poppies. It is a rubbery-looking plant, with thick bluish leaves and large yellow poppy flowers. These develop into long narrow seedpods looking like runner beans which can be up to a foot long.

Glaucium flavum has been used in traditional medicine as a poultice and to treat burns.



(14 days)

Seed Pod The seed pod looks like a long tapering bean. There are many seeds in a seedpod.

Seed The seeds are dark brown commas.

Seedling The seedling has hairy bluish lobed leaves.

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