Papaver rhoeas

Family (Traditional)Papaveraceae
Species:Papaver rhoeas L.
Common NamePoppy; Red Poppy; Corn Poppy
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: Yes; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0.5; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Dissection: 1.5; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Number: 0; Leaflet Number: 5; Leaflet Number: 6; Leaflet Number: 7; Leaflet Number: 8; Leaflet Number: 9; Leaflet Number: 10; Leaflet Number: 11; Base Flower Color: Orange; Base Flower Color: Red; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 4; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 2; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 13+
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Grayson (KY), Lyon (KY), Madison (KY), Pendleton (KY), Davidson (TN), Hickman (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, HTTU, KNK, MTSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1966 - 2005

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0103892 Hickman Tennessee
Papaver rhoeas
31973000016982 Pendleton Kentucky
Papaver rhoeas
APSC0108739 Grayson Kentucky
Papaver rhoeas
HTTU011262 Putnam Tennessee
Papaver rhoeas
BEREA025873 Madison Kentucky
Papaver rhoeas
BEREA025874 Madison Kentucky
Papaver rhoeas
MTSU003824 Rutherford Tennessee 29 Apr 1999 Lori Bruner
Papaver rhoeas
MTSU003818 Rutherford Tennessee 23 Apr 2005 Shelayla Smith
Papaver rhoeas
MTSU003825 Davidson Tennessee 29 Apr 1999 Rolanda Payne
Papaver rhoeas
31973000016981 Pendleton Kentucky
Papaver rhoeas
APSC0008509 Lyon Kentucky 22 Jun 1966 William H. Ellis
Papaver rhoeas
MTSU003826 Rutherford Tennessee 25 Apr 2002 Leigh Wells
Papaver rhoeas
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