Glaucium corniculatum (L.) Rudolph

Horned Poppy

Fl. Jen. 13 (1781) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Plants annual or occasionally biennial, to 50 cm high; stems branched. Leaves to 25 cm long; blades pinnately lobed, deeply dentate, silver-grey, the lower lyrate, upper ovate, sometimes slightly cordate and stem-clasping. Pedicels stout, to 5 cm long; sepals 15–30 mm long; petals obovate, to 40 mm long, orange to reddish-orange, usually with a blackish basal spot. Capsules straight or somewhat arcuate, to 25 cm long, appressed pubescent or glabrescent. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

*MuM. Also naturalised in inland areas of WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Native to Europe. Known from a few occurrences in cereal crops near Rainbow and Swan Hill.

Source: Kiger, R.W. (1996). Glaucium. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Ranunculanae
order Ranunculales
family Papaveraceae
genus Glaucium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Glaucium corniculatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Glaucium corniculatum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales