Fig. 117.- Field Poppy (Papaver Rhoeas). X 1/5
Seed-time: July to September.
Range: Southern Pennsylvania and Ohio to Virginia, and southward. Habitat: Cultivated ground and waste places.
Not a troublesome weed in this country, but called Corn Poppy in Europe, where wheat is called corn. It is similar to the preceding species but is taller and more slender, with pinnatifid leaves more finely divided and very hairy. Flowers two inches broad, light scarlet, on long and very bristly petioles. Capsule tapering from the base, smooth, club-shaped, the stigmatic cap at its top six- to ten-rayed and smooth.
Means of control the same as for the Field Poppy.