Plant ID forum: Wild poppy

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Ankara, Turkey (Zone 7a)
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fahte
May 8, 2016 9:50 AM CST
Hi, this poppy has appeared in my garden this spring. Could anybody identify its variety? Thanks!

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 9, 2016 9:16 AM CST
Welcome!

I believe its a Shirley Poppy, Papaver rhoeas. I have never seen one that color though.

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JRsbugs
May 9, 2016 10:00 AM CST
I thought the same Daisy, but I couldn't find a purple one of P. rhoeas.

I know there's several species of Papaver, but trying to search for a purple species brings up lots of purple opium poppies. Rolling my eyes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Finally, I might have found a clue.

Look at Papaver argemone.

http://www.colorfulnature.com/...

http://www.colorfulnature.com/...

http://botany.cz/en/papaver-ar...

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

I'm not sure the leaves are a match but it would be interesting to see if the seed pods have prickles on them. It could be a natural cross.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
May 9, 2016 10:06 AM CST
Check this site "Sand-Mohn (Papaver argemone), Illustration", it will enlarge if you click on it.

The flower heads droop before opening, as described on the botany.cz link above, and it mentions they are red or purple/red with often black blotches at the base . Some of the leaves on the illustratioin do match this plant.

http://www.gbif.org/species/28...
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 9, 2016 10:08 AM CST
Beautiful color. Lovey dubby
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 9, 2016 10:37 AM CST
Papaver argemone I agree
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 9, 2016 1:56 PM CST
anthers pale blue


Yes!

http://www.efloras.org/florata...
Ankara, Turkey (Zone 7a)
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fahte
May 9, 2016 3:18 PM CST
Great, thanks a lot!
I will take a better picture and upload it when a new flower comes out.

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