Papaver hybridum L.

Rough Poppy

Sp. Pl. 506 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Plants annual, caulescent, to 50 cm high, hispid; stems branched. Leaves to 10 cm long, blades deeply 1- or 2-pinnately lobed, upper ones not stem-clasping. Peduncles appressed-hispid; petals early caducous, to 25 mm long, red to purplish-red, with dark basal spot; filaments purple, clavate, anthers pale blue; stigmas 4–8, disc convex. Capsules sessile, obovoid-ellipsoid to subglobose, to 1.5 cm long, obscurely to distinctly ribbed, densely and firmly setose, disc often deciduous. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

*Gold, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *VRiv, *VVP, *WPro, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, NT, SA, NSW. Native to Eurasia, northern Africa. Usually in open, often disturbed areas, sometimes in open woodlands, in sand, sandy loam, and clay loam.

Source: Kiger, R.W. (1996). Papaver. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Ranunculanae
order Ranunculales
family Papaveraceae
genus Papaver
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Papaver hybridum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Papaver hybridum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Murray Fans present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
Wilsons Promontory present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory