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Papaver somniferum L.
Opium Poppy

Sp.Pl. 1:508 (1753)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Annual, herb, to 0.4 m high, glabrous sepals, pale filaments, glabrous or only very sparsely setose upper leaf surfaces. Fl. pink, Sep to Oct. Grey black sand. Herbfields, vacant land.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 26 April 2007


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Cape Range, Katanning, Merredin, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Ashburton, Augusta Margaret River, Cambridge, Harvey, Katanning, Merredin, Mount Marshall, Mundaring, South Perth.