Plant ID forum: Any idea what this is? It volunteered itself in my rock garden...

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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jun 24, 2014 9:39 AM CST
The leaves looked a bit like a Thundercloud sedum I had planted near this location, but these are certainly not blossoms of any sedum variety. If it's a weed, I'll yank it out, but if it's not, I rather like the flowers. Thanks for your help!

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SongofJoy
Jun 24, 2014 9:49 AM CST
It appears to be a poppy.
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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jun 24, 2014 11:17 AM CST
Oh goodie! Do you think I can move it? It planted itself right along a sidewalk - if it is indeed a poppy, it would get too big for that area.
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Jun 24, 2014 12:08 PM CST
My initial thought was poppy too. Found this link that makes me think it is a lettuce leaf poppy.

http://www.bellewood-gardens.com/2011/Barad_poppies_2011-06....
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JRsbugs
Jun 24, 2014 12:19 PM CST
It does look like Papaver somniferum. but I doubt it will grow any bigger now as it's already in flower. Some are late growers so they flower before they get big, and this plant looks like it could be lacking enough room to grow.

I wouldn't move it, the plant will die off when the seed pod(s) have made later in the year.
Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jun 24, 2014 12:36 PM CST
Thanks for the info. I can't imagine where it came from, but I like it!
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chelle
Jun 24, 2014 12:39 PM CST
Birds probably brought it to you. Big Grin

JRsbugs said:It does look like Papaver somniferum. but I doubt it will grow any bigger now as it's already in flower. Some are late growers so they flower before they get big, and this plant looks like it could be lacking enough room to grow.

I wouldn't move it, the plant will die off when the seed pod(s) have made later in the year.

I agree

These poppies have deep taproots that are very sensitive to disturbance. Once the seeds rattle inside the pod you can scatter them where you want them to grow next year. Smiling If they like the spot they'll sprout and grow on their own.

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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 24, 2014 1:00 PM CST
More great information - Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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