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Yellow-horned poppy

Observed: 5th June 2011 By: MeleMele’s reputation in PlantsMele’s reputation in PlantsMele’s reputation in Plants
Red yellow horned poppy
Red yellow horned poppy at Sandwich Bay
Description:

Exactly same as YHP growing nearby but with red flowers. Just checking it just an aberration?

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Mark at Magdalen's picture

I have never seen red yellow

I have never seen a red yellow horned-poppy before. Maybe its well known in Sandwich.
Were it a red horned-poppy (G. corniculatum) the stem would be pubescent whilst yours is clearly glabrous.

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Hi Cicuta. I did consider G.corniculatum. I will send the photos and location to the county recorder so they can go see it and id. The plants caught my eye, despite the driving rain and wind! M

Mark at Magdalen's picture

The stem in the main photo is

The stem in the main photo is completely devoid of hairs which leads me to suspect that this is an aberrant colour form of yellow horned-poppy not a red horned-poppy.

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Hi Mark. Thanks. I also think it is aberrant. But I have reported it to the recorder anyway. Everything about it was a dead ringer for YHP. I didn't know about the stems, not seen red-horned poppy. Cheers. M

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Thanks for the

Thanks for the update.Interesting record - I wonder if this colour form has been noted elsewhere!