March to May

Roemeria hybrida (Papaveraceae)

[R. violacea]

Violet Horned Poppy

Erect or spreading annual to 40cm. deeply divided pinnate leaves and 4 violet-purple petals which generally only last a short time. A narrow bristly capsule pod to 8 cm long. Plant has a yellow juice.

Casual in waste ground and field edges.

Corallia Bay. 27.4.2004