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Common Name: Long-Head Poppy
Papaver dubium is a Annual up to 0.50 metres tall.
It has medicinal uses.
This plant is toxic to mammals, though the toxicity is low[
]. The seed is not toxic[
Central and southern Europe, including Britain.
A weed of arable fields, especially amongst cereal crops, and of waste places[
|Pollinators||Bees, Flies, Beetles, Self
Prefers a well-drained sandy loam in a sunny position[
]. Does not do well on wet clay soils but succeeds in most other soils[
]. This species is possibly more tolerant of poor soils than P. rhoeas[
Plants usually self-sow freely when growing in suitable conditions so long as the soil surface is disturbed[
When growing in cereal fields, poppies decrease the yields of nearby cereal plants[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[
The plant is sudorific[
Seed - sow spring in situ[