Glaucium

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual, biennial, or perennial, taprooted, caulescent, sometimes (not in Australia) suffruticose herbs, glaucous; sap yellow. Stems leafy, branching. Basal leaves rosulate, petiolate; cauline leaves alternate, sessile; blades pinnately lobed or unlobed, dentate or sometimes sinuate or entire. Flowers solitary, axillary or terminal; sepals 2; petals 4; ovary 2-locular; style absent or indistinct, stigma 2-lobed. Capsules erect, sublinear, 2-valved, dehiscing from the apex or base; seeds many, dark brown, reticulate-pitted, embedded in a pithy septum, aril absent.

About 25 species, native to Europe and central and south-western Asia; 2 species introduced in Australia.

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.
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Ranunculanae
order Ranunculales
family Papaveraceae
Higher taxa
genus Glaucium
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