Photograph below: Patrick Slavin
Scarlet flowers,sometimes with black mark at petal base. Petals overlapping. Outer pair of petals largest. Rounded seed capsule, hairless. Flower stems with erect spreading hairs. Stalkless pinnate leaves, coarse-toothed lobes. Height: To 60cm
Arable land, waste ground, roadsides, gravel pits. Sensitive to herbicides.
Most frequent S, E, central Ireland. Often part of wildflower seed mixtures.
Similar: Long-headed Poppy, P. dubium
Photographs above: Clonakilty area, Co.Cork. June 2008