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a1154a1154 Posts: 1,073
I let these grow thinking they were some sort of poppy - but not sure now. What is it? 



  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,367
    I am not sure, but while you wait try looking at the horned poppy Glaucium? They are a bit more grey and possibly hairy though. Or Papaver rhoeas . I think there is also more than one Glaucium type.
    I have had a "poppy" with a similar leaf given me years ago looks like yours when it was young sorry cannot remember what it was, but that is why Glaucium sprang to mind.

  • Could it be a seedling from a 'Ladybird Poppy'? (Papaver commutatum)
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,073
    so....definitely some sort of poppy? I’m ok to leave them if so, just thought it might be a nasty weed masquerading. 
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,605
    Another possibility is Welsh poppy, Meconopsis cambrica (a pretty tough self-seeder).
    Leave until it flowers, and if you don't like it, take it out then.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,073
    Ah it would get hoiked out if it was yellow definitely! It’s strange as I have lots of these but never seen them before. Must be from a neighbours. 
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,367
    Oh heck it isn't Chelidonium,  Greater Celandine is it?
    That would be yellow too :D sorry you might want to get prepared to get hoicking.
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,073
    I don’t know that plant, but the leaf shape doesn’t look right using pics from google. 
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,661
    No, it's not Greater Celandine and I'm not sure it looks like a poppy either.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,073
    Agree agree with you Lizzie, I don’t think I’ve got the answer yet
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Have you been disturbing the soil recently? I agree with others, it looks like a poppy. Maybe Papaver Dubium. 
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