Corn poppy

Papaver rhoeas

Red weed, Field poppy, Corn rose, Cock's comb, Headache


Common everywhere especially in cereal and oilseed rape crops.

Corn poppy - young1. Cotyledons are small, narrow, entire and light green in colour.
Corn poppy 22. Later leaves are lance-shaped, deeply divided into lobes and hairy. First true leaves and often mitten-shaped.


Corn poppy - mature3. An upright annual with bristly stems and large scarlet flowers with black centres