Glaucium corniculatum - Red Horned-poppy

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Papaverales - Family: Papaveraceae

Red Horned-poppy, closeup of flower

This member of the Poppy family grows mainly in coastal habitats. Its flowers are usually red or orange, but occasionally they can be yellow with a black centre.

Red Horned-poppy

Red Horned-poppy blooms from April to June in abandoned farmland, scrub and wasteland.

This specimen was photographed in Crete.

Picture by kind permission of Anne Horsfall