April to May

Papaver setigerum (Papaveraceae)

Bristled Poppy

Erect annual to 60 cm. Closely similar to the opium poppy (P. somniferum), but with the leaves bristly below and ending in a stiff bristle. Flowers pale to deep purple with a darker blotch at the base. Distinctive!

Stoney hillsides at higher altitudes.


Paphos Forest, Argaka. 19.4.07