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Flowers

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